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Jerry L. Nelson
July 10, 1934
|Died||August 23, 2012 (aged 78)|
|Cause of death||Prostate cancer, COPD and Emphysema|
|Occupation||Puppeteer, voice actor, singer|
|Years active||1965 – 2012|
|Known for||The Muppet Show,|
(? – 2012; his death)
Jerry L. Nelson (July 10, 1934 – August 23, 2012) was an American puppeteer. He was best known for his work with The Muppets. He was known for his wide range of characters and singing abilities. He performed Muppet characters on Sesame Street, The Muppet Show, Fraggle Rock, and various Muppet movies and specials.
Nelson was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He worked as a puppeteer from 1965 until 2011. He died on August 23, 2012 from complications of prostate cancer in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Nelson also suffered emphysema and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).. He was 78 years old.
- Day, Patrick Kevin (24 August 2012). 'Sesame Street' puppeteer Jerry Nelson dies. http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/tv/showtracker/la-et-st-sesame-street-puppeteer-jerry-nelson-dies-20120824,0,3396386.story. Retrieved 25 August 2012.