Friday, August 24, 2012

RIP Jerry Nelson 1934-2012

Jerry Nelson with Sgt. Floyd Pepper

It's been a tough year for children of the 70s and 80s. We've lost so many beloved performers who made our early years brighter. Acclaimed American puppeteer, Jerry Nelson, famous the world over for his work on Sesame Street, The Muppet Show and Fraggle Rock, sadly passed away at the age of 78. An incredibly talented man, he gave life to many unforgettable characters: Count von Count, Herry Monster, Fat Blue, Sherlock Hemlock, the Amazing Mumford, Gobo Fraggle, Sgt. Floyd Pepper of the Electric Mayhem band, Dr. Julius Strangepork (Pigs in Space), Kermit the Frog's nephew Robin and Camilla the Chicken (Gonzo's girlfriend). What a tremendous loss. RIP Jerry Nelson.

Count von Count, Jerry Nelson and Herry Monster

Fat Blue (aka Mr. Johnson) and Jerry Nelson

1 comment:

  1. Such a legend, he'll be missed greatly.


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