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UpdatePosted 10/21/2014 12:45PM

Gerard Parkes, Beloved Fraggle Rock Actor, Dies at 90

Originally posted 10/21/2014 12:00PM

Gerard Parkes, the Dublin-born actor best known for playing the sole human character, Doc, on Jim Henson's Fraggle Rock, died on Oct. 19 in his retirement home in Toronto, Canada. He was 90 years old.

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Voice of Sesame Street's The Count Dies at 78

Jerry Nelson, Voice of The Count on Sesame Street, Dies at 78

Originally posted 08/24/2012 01:15PM

It's a sad day for numbers.

Jerry Nelson, the puppeteer known for playing the instructional Count von Count on Sesame Street, died Thursday of unspecified causes, according to CBC Radio-Canada. He was 78.

Besides the non-threatening vampire, Nelson, a Tulsa native who grew up in Washington, D.C., also performed Gobo Fraggle on Fraggle Rock and The Muppet Show's Sgt. Floyd Pepper of the Electric Mayhem band; "Pigs in Space" stalwart Dr. Julius Strangepork; Kermit the Frog's nephew Robin; and Gonzo's girlfriend Camilla the Chicken, among other roles, says the site.

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