Sesame Street loses one of its own

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(AP) – The man behind “Sesame Street’s” Count von Count and Gobi Fraggle on “Fraggle Rock” has died. The late Jim Henson‘s daughter Lisa posted on the Jim Henson Company‘s Facebook page that Jerry Nelson‘s characters were filled with the same “gentle, sweet, whimsy and kindness” as he was. Nelson also created Big Bird‘s friend Mr. Snuffleupagus and many other characters on “Sesame Street.” Though he no longer worked the puppets, he still spoke for the Count until he died. He was 78.

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