"Gerald S. Lesser, a Harvard psychologist who as the longtime chief adviser to “Sesame Street” poured the pedagogy into the show, helping ensure from the start that the new, experimental venture in education by television would be both enjoyable and instructive, died on Sept. 23 in Burlington, Mass. He was 84 and lived in Lexington, Mass. ..."
Muppet developer Dr. Gerald Lesser dies at age 84--and no, it wasn't bullycide, just good, old-fashioned old age. Flags probably won't fly at half-mast because most people probably don't care. Jim Henson, now there's a tragedy. His failing heart cut him down in his prime. Wait, what were we talking about?