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February 13, 2017

RIP Jazz Legend Al Jarreau

Filed under: News — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 6:46 pm

Jazz singer Al Jarreau, who celebrated New Years Eve with Kermit the Frog in 1985, has passed away.

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January 27, 2017

RIP The Storyteller’s John Hurt

Filed under: News — Tags: , — Joe Hennes @ 10:17 pm

John Hurt, best known to Henson fans as The Storyteller, has passed away.

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January 25, 2017

RIP Mary Tyler Moore

Filed under: News — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 3:53 pm

Legendary actress Mary Tyler Moore has passed away, and we’re remembering her appearance on Shalom Sesame.

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January 12, 2017

RIP Sesame Street Writer Robert Oksner

Filed under: News — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 12:57 pm

We remember Robert Oksner, veteran Sesame Street writer and creator of Simon Soundman.

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November 25, 2016

RIP Florence Henderson

Filed under: News — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 1:13 pm

Muppet Show guest star and Brady Bunch matriarch Florence Henderson has passed away.

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August 22, 2016

RIP Sesame Street Musician Toots Thielemans

Filed under: News — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 6:48 pm

Toots Thielemans, who performed the Sesame Street theme on harmonica, has passed away.

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August 13, 2016

RIP Star Wars’ Kenny Baker

Filed under: News — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 12:53 pm

The actor who performed R2-D2 has sadly passed away.

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July 27, 2016

RIP Sesame Street Artist Jack Davis

Filed under: News — Tags: , — Ryan Roe @ 1:00 pm

The MAD magazine cartoonist worked on several memorable Sesame Street products.

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July 19, 2016

RIP Garry Marshall

Filed under: News — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 11:12 pm

Producer, director, and all-around celebrity Garry Marshall has sadly passed away. We’ve got a look at his singular Muppet connection.

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May 19, 2016

RIP 60 Minutes’ Morley Safer

Filed under: News — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 2:02 pm

Morley Safer, who interviewed the Muppet performers for a 60 Minutes special in 1979, has passed away.

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April 21, 2016

RIP Prince, 1958-2016

Filed under: News — Tags: — Ryan Roe @ 1:00 pm

The artist was a guest star on Muppets Tonight in 1997.

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April 19, 2016

RIP Doris Roberts

Filed under: News — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 1:31 pm

Sitcom star Doris Roberts has sadly passed away, and we’re looking back at her Sesame Street appearances.

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March 25, 2016

RIP Muppet Writer Tom Whedon

Filed under: News — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 3:34 pm

Tom Whedon, Muppet writer and father of Joss Whedon, has passed away.

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March 23, 2016

RIP David Smyrl: Sesame Street’s Mr. Handford

Filed under: News — Tags: , — Joe Hennes @ 1:07 pm

The actor who played Mr. Handford on Sesame Street throughout the 1990s has sadly passed away.

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March 9, 2016

RIP Beatles Producer George Martin

Filed under: News — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 5:43 pm

We remember “Fifth Beatle” George Martin and his appearance on a little-remembered Henson show.

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January 14, 2016

RIP Alan Rickman

Filed under: News — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 9:52 am

Harry Potter’s Alan Rickman has passed away, and we remember his singular Henson connection.

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January 11, 2016

RIP David Bowie

Filed under: News — Tags: , — Joe Hennes @ 9:41 am

Music icon David Bowie, star of Jim Henson’s Labyrinth, has passed away.

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December 31, 2015

RIP Sesame Street Composer Dave Conner

Filed under: News — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 12:51 pm

We remember Sesame Street songwriter Dave Conner.

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December 24, 2015

RIP Muppet Performer Michael Earl

Filed under: News — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 12:40 pm

Former Mr. Snuffleupagus performer Michael Earl has sadly passed away.

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October 25, 2015

RIP Muppet Performer Christopher Leith

Filed under: News — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 5:36 pm

We remember puppeteer Christopher Leith, who worked on Labyrinth, The Jim Henson Hour, and Muppet Christmas Carol.

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