Via Tough Pigs
On the night of August 23, friends and colleagues of beloved veteran Muppeteer Jerry Nelson posted the news on Facebook that Jerry had passed away. The news is not a complete surprise, as Jerry’s health had been declining in recent years. But when a man whose work has meant so much to so many people passes on, it’s impossible not to feel shock.
As well as the Count (I bet you all started counting in that accent just then), Nelson also played Herry Monster, Biff, Floyd, Dr. Strangepork, Gobo Fraggle, Pa Gorg, and the Trash Heap (I bet you all just said in your head, "The Trash Heap has spoken. MEEEeehnnn!")