VOICE OF COUNT VON COUNT SILENCED

Aug 25, 2012

By Bob Komsic

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He taught a generation of Zoomers how to count.

78-year-old Jerry Nelson, the puppeteer behind such characters as Count von Count on “Sesame Street” and Gobo Fraggle on “Fraggle Rock” has died at his home on Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

Nelson had emphysema and was in declining health for several years.

He first began working with American puppeteer Bil Baird, who created the marionette sequence for ”The Sound of Music.”

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