Caroll Spinney death: Tributes pour in after Big Bird puppeteer dies

Caroll Spinney, the puppeteer behind Sesame Street’s Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, died yesterday at his home in Connecticut. Spinney, who began puppeteering in 1955, played the iconic Big Bird from the character’s inception in 1969 until 2018. Predictably, for someone who touched so many people’s childhoods over a span of five decades, the