Mr. Spinney died today at 85 years old. He retired just over a year ago after being the original performer of Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch since the inception of Sesame Street in 1969.

There's a great documentary about him called "I Am Big Bird" that came out in 2014.

Both of his main characters were a huge part of my childhood.

https://youtu.be/gxlj4Tk83xQ

https://youtu.be/lrZyMptC2eQ