Sesame Street co-creator Lloyd N. Morrisett Jr. passes away at the age of 93, Sesame Workshop confirms.
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Lloyd Morrisett — co-creator of the beloved, long-running children’s educational television series Sesame Street — has passed away. He was 93 years old.
Sesame Workshop confirmed Morrisett’s passing in a post to social media. “Sesame Workshop mourns the passing of our esteemed and beloved co-founder Lloyd N. Morrisett, PhD, who died at the age of 93,” the company wrote. Morrisett’s cause of death has not been publicly revealed.
“A Lifetime Honorary Trustee, Lloyd leaves an outsized and indelible legacy among generations of children the world over, with Sesame Street only the most visible tribute to a lifetime of good work and lasting impact,” Sesame Workshop’s official statement continues. “A wise, thoughtful, and above all kind leader of the Workshop for decades, Lloyd was fascinated by the power of technology and constantly thinking about new ways it could be used to educate.”
According to Sesame Workshop, Joan Ganz Cooney — Morrisett’s co-founder — said the following: “Without Lloyd Morrisett, there would be no Sesame Street. It was he who first came up with the notion of using television to teach preschoolers basic skills, such as letters and numbers. He was a trusted partner and loyal friend to me for over fifty years, and he will be sorely missed.”
Lloyd N. Morrisett Jr. was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on Nov. 2, 1929.
Source: Twitter, via The Hollywood Reporter
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