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Any verification? Only Wikipedia (and the Muppet Wiki) list a death date, and both say “[Citation needed]”. Google’s not turning up any news site obituaries, and Yahoo! News has nothing.

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It’s sad to think that most people won’t even realise who the voice of their favourite cartoon or puppeteered characters is until they have passed away. Sadly, I fit into that category. RIP Jerry Nelson. Your legacy will live on.

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Patrick Rawley said on August 24th, 2012 at 9:01 am

Aw, man.

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To Morrow was the song I was thinking of when I read the news.

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Mitchell Hundred said on August 24th, 2012 at 11:43 am

Even though this is incredibly sad news, I cannot be unhappy after listening to that first song.

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@Mitchell: Have you tried following it up with the second song?

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Damn you Summer of Death 2012!!!

(cries)

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Man, first Phillys Diller and now this.

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Man, I was hoping this one was a mistake.

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We lost a legend today.

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Mitchell Hundred said on August 24th, 2012 at 5:18 pm

Grazzt: I listened to both songs, then listened to the first one again because That Is How I Roll.

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And entirely unprompted by this, my sister and I are watching The Muppet Movie and The Muppets back-to-back tonight. Now I’m sad. :(

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Five, six, seven fucks! Ah-ah-ah-ah.

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Very sad — and I was waiting for a Count von Count reference.

That clip MGK posted back in the day where the word “count” was bleeped as though he was cursing was hilarious.

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And Neil Armstrong as well. Rest In Peace, sirs.

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[…] heartbreaking than any other. Was it the suicide of Top Gun filmmaker Tony Scott? The passing of puppeteer Jerry Nelson? Moreover, was this summer any more “heartbreaking” than 2009, when Michael Jackson, […]

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[…] Cool has a good selection too, spotlighting several of Nelson's other Muppet and Fraggle roles, and MightyGodKing adds Tomorrow, one of my favorite Muppet Show numbers (again featuring both Nelson and […]

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