by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 12/09/19, 12:08 pm
Caroll Spinney, who voiced and operated the Sesame Street characters Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch for nearly 50 years, died Sunday at his home in Connecticut. He was 85. Spinney had suffered from dystonia, which causes involuntary muscle contractions, for years, according to a statement released by Sesame Workshop.