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In this June 2012 publicity photo released by "Sesame Street," puppeteer Jerry Nelson is shown in New York. Sesame Workshop announced that Nelson, who suffered from emphysema, died at age 78 on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, in his Massachusetts home on Cape Cod. Photo: Sesame Workshop, Gil Vaknin / AP

Jerry Nelson brought joy to Sesame Street and kids everywhere with his Muppets, including Count von Count

Jerry Nelson. You brought us Count von Count, Floyd Pepper, Robin, Gobo Fraggle, and so many more wonderful characters.

Jerry Nelson

RIP, Jerry Nelson, voice of Count von Count and many, many others. You gave a lot of people a lot of happiness.

Actor and musician River Phoenix died Oct. 31, 1993, at the age of 23 from a drug overdose, resulting from a lethal combination of heroin, cocaine and other drugs. Phoenix collapsed outside a Los Angeles club where his brother Joaquin Phoenix and sister Rain Phoenix tried unsuccessfully to resuscitate him. Phoenix poses playfully during a Los Angeles photo shoot in 1988. (George Rose/Getty Images)

Actor and musician River Phoenix died Oct. at the age of 23 from a drug overdose, resulting from a lethal combination of heroin, cocaine and other drugs.


Dave Brockie, lead singer and mastermind of Richmond-based art/shock-rock metal band GWAR died of an accidental heroin overdose, according to the State Medical Examiner's Office.

Sesame Street themed cookies

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Be like the muppets.  =)

As reported yesterday, The Jim Henson Company, which created such characters and shows as The Muppets and Fraggle Rock, has renounced Chick-Fil-A and severed ties with the anti-gay company.

Christopher Hitchens in June 2010

Deathbed conversion? Never. Christopher Hitchens was defiant to the last

Christopher Hitchens and the Christian conversion that wasn’t. ‘To claim Christopher Hitchens posthumously for evangelical Christianity is to defame a man who was a champion of the Enlightenment.

Nathan Fillion Goes Shirtless on Parade Magazine Cover

“I still buy actual books,” he says, holding up a worn paperback of Jaws and bringing it to his face with a deep inhale. “The smell, having it in your hands—there’s really no substitute. I love Nathan Fillion- CASTLE

I think this was called You Are There with Edward R. Murrow

American broadcast journalist best known for radio news broadcasts during the second World War.

Kathryn Joosten as Karen MccCluskey, Desperate Housewives

Kathryne Joosten "Desperate Housewives" died at age 72 on June 2012 ©ABC