I have enjoyed sesame street as a child for years and have enjoyed Mr. Jerry Nelson's Fraggle rock. May the family find comfort in the God of all comfort during this time.
What an amazing man. I shed a tear when I learned of his passing. We will truly miss him for all that he has done. You cannot leave the magic. Briana Stream Lifelong Fraggles & Muppet Fan
Our paths crossed at Shepperton to create a little magic. The warmth, friendship, and generosity you showed me will forever permeate our festive manifestation. My thoughts are with Jan and your family. RIP Jerry.
To Jerry Nelson.
You did an amazing playing the Count on Seasame Street. I used to watch you play those muppets on Seasame Street when I was a little girl and you just great. Lisa Weiner
That was one of the voices that I grew up with, teaching me letters, numbers, and to believe in myself and the value of others. Rest in peace.
In memory of Jerry Nelson, Watched Sesame Street while studying education (majored in Math) in the early 70's. Never really thought much about who the Count was at the time. My grandson LOVES the Count. Was saddened when I heard of Jerry's passing. Jerry made many children happy with his characters. A Grandmother in Radville, Saskatchewan
May it bring Jerry's family some comfort knowing that The Count is loved by a little boy in Canada, so much that he sleeps with five counts (three figurines and two stuffed) every night. We have a hard time leaving the house without at least one count. Logan had his 2nd birthday Aug. 23, 2012. With a count theme. Everything in his world is "the count". Jerry's voice is heard everyday on DVD in this house. Every time he is on, Logan screams and dances "Mom, Mom the Count, mom look the count".
Thank you Jerry for entertaining my son. I don't know how I would get anything done with out you. RIP.
Although he is too young to understand Jerry's passing, he will never forget The Count.
I LOVE YOU COUNT - Logan Ady, Age 2
May the God of comfort and peace be with Jerry dear family.
My grandsons loved "the count" They began counting with you. How they laughed and loved you while counting everything ah ha ha. You were loved by us??
I will miss you. My children and so will my grandchildren.
Rest in peace, Count, you will be rewarded for all the good things you taught to children.
I wanted to say he was one of my favorite on sesame street he will be missed my prayers for his family.
The Count is one of my favorite Sesame Street characters and I am so sad to hear the man behind him has passed away. My sympathies go out to Jerry Nelson's family as they go through this difficult time. We can all look foward to when God will end death and suffering forever, wiping away all the tears of sorrow.
Rest in peace Mr. Nelson. The count has always been my favorite sesame street.
RIP Jerry. You will be missed .
Sending my prayers & condolences to the family & friends of Mr. Jerry Nelson as the Count!!! Thank u for all the many funny shows u have shared with us during the years!! GREAT JOB WELL DONE!!! You will be TRULY MISSED!!! May God Be with u Always!!! Keep Counting the stars in the Heaven!!!!
I always loved watching the Count on Sesame Street for so many years!! I'm 43yrs. old and still love it to this day!! May Mr.Jerry Nelson as the Count Rest in Eternal Peace!!! May God be with u!!!!
Thanks for everything Mr. Nelson.
Another part of my childhood gone, I look to the time when sorrow and mourning are conditions of the past,it's promised, my deepest condolences.
My son loves count and when I was growing up so did I and I will always love count
We have lost a gentle, beautiful, creative soul that revealed to multiple generations the whimsical, wondrous, light-filled, imaginative and KIND side of life. He will be missed, and we are left lesser without him and voice in our chorus. Let us hope that he has inspired a kindred spirit to be likewise: an entertainer of that which is edifying.
The man who I have admired for his work! We need more men like Jerry Nelson! you will always be remembered and I will always raise my kids on his work! "fragel Rock"... etc.. :) Thanks you so much for your work and how much it has impacked Society.
Loved The Count, so sweet and whimsical. My daughter and now her children loved and learned from Sesame Street and many of your characters, but The Count is your special legacy. Rest in peace dear Mr. Nelson......we will all miss you.
Jerry, like most of the other hard-working but never seen puppeteers on Sesame Street, touched my heart as a child and I never knew it. It's impossible to measure how much joy he brought to me. My thoughts are with his family.
You'll surely be missed...thanks for counting with me.
I simply can't find the words.... RIP, dear Jerry.
Offering deepest sympathies to Mr. Nelson's family and friends. He truly touched many young ones life. In your time of sorrow, may God continue to strengthen you-Psalm 46:1
Thank you Nelson family for sharing Jerry with us. I will always remember how I learned to count along with all my necies and nephews. You will remain in my prayers during this time and Count ..... you were a blessing
this man was a great actor he will be missed but now he with god now
Dearest Nelson Family,
Thank you for sharing Jerry with us. I am an adult now but I treasure the days when the Count and his friends helped me to learn the important stuff. I hope it helps to know that others are sharing your sorrow as well as many wonderful memories. Rest in Peace Jerry.
Love and Prayers to all.
To the the family of Jerry Nelson - May God give you peace and comfort through his word and the Lord Jesus Christ during this time of sorrow, I know that he will be missed by many.
RIP Count. You taught many children how to "count". You were a treasure and you will be missed.
I'm so sorry for your loss. I know God will help you through these difficult times. Psalms 46:1
Jerry no one will be able to take your place as the (count). You were the best. Always looked forward to seeing you as the count. Why the kids loved you as us adults did too. You will be missed. Diana
To The Nelson Family
With deep sympathy and a heavy heart ,I write these words for your family. I am so sorry for your loss. May you find peace in all the pleasant memories that you have, and may they comfort you, and bring you strength, in your time of grief. May you also find comfort with the thoughts below:
Sing, O heavens; and be joyful, O earth; and break forth into singing, O mountains: for the LORD hath comforted his people, and will have mercy upon his afflicted.
This verse found @ Isaiah 49:13 has comforted me, I hope that t comforts you as well.
With Deepest Sympathy
Hello Jan, My sincere condolences to you. As you know, Jerry and I were good friends from the early 1970's until I moved abroad and after I returned here. Fortunately, I did manage to see him a few years ago. Jerry taught me to dream and to believe dreams come true. He was a wonderful man who inspired and blessed many, adults and children. Feel free to contact me on fb or on gmail. Much love to you, Jenna
Jerry Nelson's "Count" was priceless. My kids and grandchildren were raised watching Sesame St; such a wonderful show to be associated with, and may his voice be heard for ages to come.
I will miss him so much. I enjoyed watching those shows. Your family will be in my prayers.
. 3 With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: “Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his peoples. And God himself will be with them. 4 And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”
This is very sad, you will be missed. Thank you so much for everything you accomplished during your lifetime!
May the Lord bless Jerrys family and friends..may he R.I.P. Sesame Street will not be the same without you....
Thank you Jerry and Family for so much fun!!! Our family will miss him.
thank you for every thing...
Thank you for leaving a legacy. Sesame Street is never the same without Count von Count. You'll forever be remembered. Lots of love, Jann.
Thanks for being inspirational through your talent and art. And thanks for the graffiti on the back of Baird's sets for "Winnie the Pooh." It was a reminder that you were once there, too.
Thank you wonderful childhood memories...
thank you for teaching me to count and my three children...count on!
When I count - it is you voice I hear in my head! Thank you for teaching a whole country! and the world!
Thank You for helping to make my children learn to count and laugh while doing it. God Bless!
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Thank you so very much for the lives you touched through the Count and Sesame Street. My baby brother has special needs and without the muppets he would never have learned to count, read, and grown into the man he is today.
I've lost my best friend and counting Partner. I've lost and regained my best friend from Toddler to now 35. Thank you for the worth and morals and more so the pure joy you instilled into my heart and soul. RIP Count(Jerry Nelson) you've forever touched my life and I could never count the ways you have..maybe one day I'll get the chance to have the Count Von Count do it for me.
thank you for all you did
Thanks to Jerry, my family enjoyed many hours of enjoyment with the "Count" we all loved him, sorry to hear of his passing, another hero gone. Kay, Paul, Muffie, Sarah and Emily Hebb of Randolph, Maine.
We are all puppets..rest in peace with our lord and savior..Jesus Christ
thank you for all the counting lessons .you taught my daughters(now grown up)well.R.I.P COUNT
I love to count my sympathy to the family
Our prayers and sympathy go out to the family of Jerry Nelson. My 24 yr. old grandson loved watching you on TV. He is a Marine now but "the Count" was his favorite character on the show. Thank you for the pleasure you gave us thru the years. From a fan.
God bless you Jerry for all the joy you brought us! The thought of Robin and Kermit being together again is something that can make me smile at this sad time!! RIP xx
to the family of jerry nelson,so sorry for your loss,i used to watch sesame street when i was little i loved all the characters thank u jerry for teaching me how to count god be with the family.we will miss u count
To the the family of Jerry Nelson - May God give you peace and comfort through his word and the Lord Jesus Christ during this time of sorrow, I know that he will be missed by many.
Heaven can now "count" Mr. Nelson as one of its angels. Thank you 1000 times for making my children smile (and me) when nothing else could! We will miss you. Rest in Peace.
I grew up with sesame street, the muppet show , and fraggle rock they all were a huge part of my childhood had the pleasure if meeting and caring for jerry when he was well and sick what an amazing man god bless you jerry and your family
Peace to the family..
Ty for the memories...
Thank you, Jerry, for countless wonderful Sesame Street memories. I bet you're up there singing with Jim Henson and doing the Batty Bat with Bela Lugosi.
MAY THE COUNT 'REST IN PEACE'
goody halletts fans love you for all you did for truro
we love you, goody halletts friends,liz
To the family of Jerry Nelson,may the God of peace,give you peace at this time of grief[Psalms72:7]
I used to live for the Muppet Show. Jerry's passing will leave a huge hole in the joy of entertainment. May you rest in peace.
So sorry your number came up...Mr Count!!
My children, grandchildren and I have enjoyed and loved you for years!!!
Rest in Peace!!
Thank you for the happiness you brought to our family... von, two, three decades, ah - ah - ah!
Love always, the Griffin family in Darien, CT
to the Nelson Family
Rest well inside
A Spiritual Light
To the family and friends of Jerry Nelson please accept my deepest sympahies for your loss. It's hard to lose someone close to us but please know that God does not forget our loved ones neither us as we have to cope with this loss so in these difficult times remember to throw all your anxieties upon him because he care for you.' 1Pet. 5:7
I literally don't know of a time in my life without Jerry's wonderful characters. I'm so happy I had a chance to learn about this wonderful man that shaped my childhood, and is now shaping my children's. Such a fascinating man, he had a wisdom about him that I will miss greatly. Thank you Jerry.
My prayers are for Jerry Nelson Family and friends. He will always be remember by all who loved him. Jehovah always remember all who are loyal.
I am an adult you loved the Count. He always made me laugh. Sorry to hear of his passing.
A genius is in heaven. Thank you for the wonderful memories that will be forever cherished.
Hug Christine in Heaven. Always found his work entertaining and touching, as he
brought smiles to others' children with his puppet characters, even after his dear daughter preceded him to Heaven.
I send all my condolences to the Nelson family. May this talented person remain in God's memory. My prayers are with you.
Thank you for all the enjoyment you gave my children when they were young! Rest in Peace!
I got into "The Street" in the mid eighties when my daughter was young - the Count is still my FAV character on the show. Jerry was a terrific talent. Condolences to his family and extended family.
So sorry - world a better place with him in it!
The count was one of my favorites on sesame street. The count helped my brothers and I learn to count. Thanks for giving so many children ahead start in counting and learning. Thanks to all of the puppeteers who help so many people learn and make it fun to learn.
As a grandmother we enjoyed Fraggle Rock among others. Loved the humor and storyline.
Thanks for the memories
My love and prayers go out to your family and your "Sesame Street" family. Thank you for helping me teach my children and Grandchildren to count as the wonderful "Count Dracula." Now you teach our little "Little Angels" that were taken too soon from this earth.
Thank you for everything you've given children over the years. Many will miss you. Sympathies to your family.
THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES FROM "THE COUNT". I REALLY ENJOYED HIM GROWING UP. IT REALLY BRINGS BACK GOOD MEMORIES.
R.I.P.-"You will be missed".
As a college student at Vanderbilt University, I remember when the Muppets were first on T.V.; we got together to watch this new show! What an enjoyable, classic Sesame Street has and will always be! Many thanks for your continued influence!
May your family and the Sesame Street Family find strength in all the wonderful memories that you gave to us!
Jackie Samuels Gibson
The Count....always my favorite! Thank you, Jerry Nelson...
As a child, Sesame Street was my favorite show, and of course Count was a favorite too....I also enjoyed Fraggle Rock, and a couple months ago my kids got to see Fraggle Rock and fell in love with it. As others have said, we may not have known your face from TV, but you have helped 2 generations of kids learn and imagine and for that I THANK YOU!
Growing up with sesame street and the muppets and the count with his counting number episode for the day and harry, it was a sad thing to hear jerry has ascended w the angels, god bless his family and loved ones he has left behind, and the puppets will never b quite the same knowing jerry isnt part of their control in the future. We all will miss him.
Only a very gentle soul could dedicate his life to stimulating the imagination of children by bringing joy and music, magic and fantasy into their lives. Jerry Nelson was part of a unique band of artists the world will never see again and we were lucky to have experienced this in our life time. My deepest Sympathies to his Family and friends, we are forever thankful to his memory.
Oh so terribly sad. Your talent lead our son to now be in your business. He loves you all_ as does all of America!!!! When our kids learned to count it always included ah ah ah! Teachers called to ask us to try and get them not to add ah ah ah..... hahaha you've brought laughter to our lives. God Bless, The Montgomery Family
Jerry Nelson Family, Relatives and Friends:
Our deepest sympathy to "MR COUNT's" Memory. You made my children's lives so happy as they watched Seseme Street since it first began. My introduction to the characters came at a small PRE-School meeting prior to the beginning show and I was happy to be there to discuss the airing. When it began my son loved it and when my daugher came along she too, fell in love with the show. YOU HELPED both of my kids learn to count and I'm forever grateful for that. Your voice will live long in their memory banks.
God Bless you for all you've done over the years to help all children learn and grow.
May YOUR SOUL and all the soul's of the dearly departed, REST IN PEACE...and may Perpetual Light shine upon them and YOU!
The Robert DeRose Family
East Rockaway, L.I., New York
Thank you for sharing your amazing talent for all those years. When my son was little he loved watching the "Count" every day. It still brings a smile to my face just thinking about it.
will do the batty bat dance in honor of you today.
Thank you for bringing fun, and laughter to our sons, and so many other children...& adults.
God keep you, and bring comfort to your family.
The count was also my favorite. (You know why they call me the count -- because I love to count things). My condolences to the family, with the help of our heavenly Father, family and friends you will be able to endure.
Thanks for the wonderful memories of my childhood. Sesame Street was a regular show for me as a kid. Rest in peace.
Jerry and 'The Batty Dance Bat Dance "will live on forever on my VHS tape.
I first met the Muppets as an adult in the Saturday Night Live era, but the Count perfectly captured our childlike joy in quantifying life.
You will be missed. I always loved the count, and I always loved mocking the count when my kids were younger. thanks for bringing so much joy into our homes.
Jerry Nelson left a wonderful legacy with his characters that helped children learn. I remember babysitting a toddler who was thrilled every time Sesame Street came on. We'd count along with the gentle, amusing Count. She became a teacher. I think that is a "thank you" for a fine influence in those formative first few years. God remembers the good works of His people. May He comfort Jerry's loved ones at this time. With sincere sympathy, Ginny
I will miss your wonderful voice. May God be with you. He gave you a great talent. Sandra Slater Louisville Ky
thank you jerry,you served so many so well.
Jerry will be cherished for many years for The Count and other puppets. Much joy and knowledge for our children. Prayer to his family .
How much will he be missed? Let us Count the ways. Such a true talent who brought so much laughter and smiles to children and adults. Rest in Peace Mr. Nelson
We will miss the voice, which still makes us laugh. My daughter and I are saddened. Thank you for all the laughter, and fun moments. Rest now....
I truely loved GOBO. Fragle Rock Was adored by my kids growing up and still have the Gobo stuffed toy. In passing....left behind are treasured smiling memories. May God be with his family and those too that loved him.
to the entie Nelson family: please know that not only did Jerry teach us to count, he is and was a mainstay of our childhood. What a wonderful gift he was. Everyone born from 1973 on know his voice and know what it meant to us. Thank you for him!!!
R.I.P. and enjoy the time with Jim. Young children everywhere will miss your voice.
Mr. Nelson may never have been seen on film. Yet his amazing voice touched my family's heart. We could "count" the wonderful ways his talent brightened our days. May God bless him, and may he always be remembered for his kindness, humor, and magical moments he left behind.
Thank you for making our trips down "Sesame Street" so much fun.
lets count the angels ah yes one more ah ah ah rest in peace
Thank you and may you rest in peace. My children and their friends watched the muppets for a number of years. They learned to count, and more with you. Grandchildren are now watching. Thanks again.
Sad day for any Muppet fan. Today, we lost hundreds of friends. We all grew up with him and learned from him. His family and friends are in my prayers. It's good to know the Muppet Show will be going on up in heaven.
You will be missed, Jerry. I loved your "Count" Blessings to your family.
Jerry...For many years you brought a ray of sunshine into the innocent lives of so many children. As an adult watching my daughter grow, I enjoyed imitating the Count. It was so much fun...so much that I still do it today with kids at church and in the community. You were simply the best. Anyway, to the Nelson family, I extend my deepest sympathy and a big thank you for letting Jerry come into our lives and our homes. He will be greatly missed!!!!
There are no words to express the loss of another "voice" to many incredible, lovable, talented Muppets like Count, Gobo, and others. May his family, friends,colleagues and his public take comfort in enjoying his performances through the miracles of recorded history that are readily available to us and may we pass on his legacy to future generations. Rest in Peace, you will be greatly missed.
As a kid in the 70's, I grew up on Sesame Street and it's characters. These wonderful puppets have remained in my heart and still bring a smile. Mr. Nelson made the world a better place with his presence, especially for children.
I loved Fraggle Rock and the Muppets growing up. I even have some of the DVDs today. Gobo was always my favorite fraggle. RIP.
My chidren grew up watching you,thank you for all those memories Jerry...god bless you and peace be with your family..karen
I love Count von Count and Gobo Fraggle. He was a part of something hugely wonderful. I loved Sesame Street and Fraggle Rock. May he rest in peace and his family be comforted by laughter and love.
Educational shows like Sesame Street and Electric Company made learning fun. My condolences to Mr. Nelson's family and friend's. May you have comfort in prayer at this sorrowful time. Psalms 61:1
The children may not realize the "voice"is gone, but the grown-ups will!
SC ETV fan
I grew up watchng all of the muppets, I
seen all the movies and television shows.
Thank you for teaching us. Rest in Peace
Thank you for teaching so many how to count! Praying for the family during this difficult time. (Romans 15:33)
I will always be grateful to a man who helped teach my children to count and read, what a woderful gift you have given this world! May you rest in peace!
My boys grew up watching Sesame Street and they loved the Count. I was sad to see the old favorites being replaced. I was so happy to hear Jerry's voice on a commercial for sinks. The Count and all the muppets Jerry did will never be forgotten and neither will Jerry. God Bless you Jerry!.
I consider Sesame Street the reason I can read, count, speak Spanish. Thank goodness for the dedication of Jerry and people like him. He is of a very special, very rare breed of which humanity needs more...and I can only think of all the children out there who have never, or will never experience the joy he brought.
Thank you for filling our hearts with so many memorable moments. We will miss you... And tell Jim we still miss him too!
You will be so missed Jerry.....
now all you have to do is count the stairs to heaven. god bless
God Bless You and Your Family. And Thank You !
When my 33 year old daughter was young, she learned to count because of Jerry Nelson. She would get excited when Count Von Count came on. His life really counted to countless.
So sad that a voice we all loved has gone too soon, my prayers are with the family, Muppets family too.
One, two, three... ah, ah, ah another one joining Jim Henson in heaven.
God Bless you and thank you for making learning to Count so much fun.
I loved the Count, this was my favorite character. RIP Jerry and thank you for the great laughs.
Thank You So Much For Making This World A Much Happier Place For Our Children & Adults As Well!!!! God Speed & God Bless Your Family.
What can I say to the man who, along with Jim Henson and Frank Oz, taught me how to read and count? And now that my son has the privilege of learning from you right now, all I can say is Thank You for being One, ONE incredible artist.
Goodbye, Jerry, and Thank you...
It can be so hard to face the first year without your loved one, but the love of family and friends can carry you through.
Ah, ah, ah -- you'll be missed more than we can Count! Thanks for teaching my kids to count, Count!
The count was my favorite character, I am now 33 years and old and my children watch Seasme Street, Mr.Nelson will be missed!
THANK YOU FOR MAKING MY DAYS MORE SUNNY WHILE I LAUGHED MY CARES AWAY...
As the river meets the sea--thank you!
Thanks Jerry for all the giggles that you gave my kiddos growing up and to me. Heaven just got a great Guy.
Jerry, you filled my life with so much happiness, laughter, and knowledge. You inspired millions of people with your characters and your music. You inspired me to become a puppeteer, and you will always have a place in my heart. Rest in Peace.
Mr. Snuffleupagus was my favorite when I was a wee one. I have always adored the Count, and now my kids and I enjoy the Count together. Thank you for so many wonderful characters and memories. You will be missed!
The Muppet family was blessed by and with your talent! You will be missed as much as Jim Henson~ but now there is a joyful reunion in Heaven. Thank you for happy, fun entertainment for our children and families. Prayers for all who knew you well. May God dry their tears!
Thank you Jerry, for your fantastic job, You did wonderful on "Sesame Street" the show we watched as kids! Now you are in Heaven, and Peace be to God.