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RIP: Jerry Nelson Voice of Sesame Streets Count von Count

The man who taught us all how to count, Jerry Nelson, voice and puppeteer of Sesame Streets‘ the Count passed away yesterday at the age of 78.

Nelson was also the voice and puppeteer of Gobo Fraggle on the legendary Fraggle Rock  in addition to playing Mr. Snuffleupagus, Kermit the Frogs nephew Robin, and Gonzos’ girlfriend Camilla the Chicken, amongst other roles.

Nelson retired as the Count in 2004 after playing the Count for 20+ years on Sesame Street.

Goodbye old friend.

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