He was best known as the Count and other characters on Sesame Street.
Nelson, who suffered from emphysema, died Thursday night in his Massachusetts home on Cape Cod, the Sesame Workshop said Friday.
“Every description of his characters describes Jerry as well. Silly, funny, vulnerable, passionate and musical, for sure. That voice of his was superb… We’re having a rough day on the Street.”
“Sesame Street” executive producer Carol-Lynn Parente.
In recent years, Nelson gave up the physically demanding job of operating the Count and other puppets on “Sesame Street” but still voiced the characters.
- Jerry Nelson, Count of ‘Sesame Street,’ dies at 78 (cnsnews.com)
- Man behind The Count dies at 78 (lfpress.com)
- Jerry Nelson Dead: Muppet Performer Dies At 78 (news.moviefone.com)
- VIDEO: Voice of Count von Count on ‘Sesame Street’ dies (savannahnow.com)
- Voice of ‘Sesame Street’s’ The Count dies at 78 (marquee.blogs.cnn.com)
- Puppeteer for Sesame Street’s Count, Jerry Nelson, dies (cbc.ca)
Note: I’ve been doing Cartoon(s) of the Week for a number of years now and I know many of my readers look forward to it every Sunday (or when I get to it late or early.) I’m also very pleased that several of you have sent me your favorite cartoons on many weeks, or send me e-mail comments on my selections.
If you have a cartoon on any week that you want to send me, please attach it to an e-mail and get it to me on Thursday at the latest. I’ll be glad to consider it. Just click on the mailbox.
Now for this week’s selections.
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M. Wuerker of Politico:
What happens to the health of the country when its processes are blocked? (hint: what fills intestines?)
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Jeff Danziger in the L. A. Tribune:
What causes disbelief in the vast republic for which Congress stands? ( hint: It has to do with a complicity with the top 1%.)
- Cartoon: Real Commitment (readwriteweb.com)
- 63 Year Old Cartoon Depicts America Today (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- “I have long had a theory that one reason people become so agitated by cartoons is that there is no…” (drawn.ca)
- When an editotrial cartoon becomes personal (amanwithaphd.wordpress.com)
- Subliminal Political Messages in Cartoons? (desertpeace.wordpress.com)