Sesame Street's Big Bird And Puppeteer Caroll Spinney Light The Empire State Building...

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via usatoday:

He has entertained & educated children from around the world Caroll Spinney, the longtime “Sesame Street” puppeteer who played Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch

Passed away yesterday in Connecticut after a brief illness.

Spinney joined the children’s television show during its beginnings in 1969 and remained part of the “Sesame” team for five decades according to a statement from Sesame Workshop.

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