Jerry Nelson, actor behind the Count and Gobo, dies at 78

In TV, writing on 08/25/2012 at 16:56

Before Trueblood, before Twilight, before Vampire Diaries, there was the Count.

Jerry Nelson, voice and operator of Sesame Street’s the Count, passed away Thursday night at the age of 78, after suffering from emphysema for a number of years. He died in his Massachusetts home on Cape Cod, the Sesame Workshop announced Friday.

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