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Jerry Nelson, Voice of Sesame Street’s ‘Count,’ Dead at 78

STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Jerry Nelson, the voice of Sesame Street's "Count von Count" character, has died, Sesame Workshop confirmed Friday. He was 78 years old.

"A member of the Sesame Street family for more than 40 years, he will forever be in our hearts and remembered for the artistry in his puppetry, his music, and the laughter he brought to children worldwide through his portrayal of Count von Count, Herry Monster, Fat Blue, Sherlock Hemlock, the Amazing Mumford and many other beloved characters," the company said.

"We will miss his extraordinary spirit and the joy he brought to our Street."

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