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Sesame Street's Kevin Clash Resigns as Elmo

UpdatePosted 11/20/2012 01:00PM

Sesame Street's Kevin Clash Resigns as Elmo

Originally posted 11/20/2012 11:55AM

Kevin Clash, the voice and puppeteer behind Elmo on Sesame Street, has resigned.

"I am resigning from Sesame Workshop with a very heavy heart. I have loved every day of my 28 years working for this exceptional organization," 52-year-old Clash said in a statement Tuesday.

"Personal matters have diverted attention away from the important work Sesame Street is doing and I cannot allow it to go on any longer. I am deeply sorry to be leaving and am looking forward to resolving these personal matters privately."

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