Sesame Street puppeteer, Caroll Spinney, is dead.
According to reports, Spinney, who created Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, died at his home in Connecticut at age 85.
The news of his death was announced via the official Sesame Workshop website.
“He not only gave us Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, but he also gave so much of himself as well. We at Sesame Workshop mourn his passing and feel immense gratitude for all he has given to Sesame Street and to children around the world.”