Deaths of note from around the world:
Jerry Nelson, 78: Puppeteer behind a menagerie of characters including Count von Count on “Sesame Street" and Gobo Fraggle on “Fraggle Rock." Died Thursday at his home in Cape Cod, Mass., of emphysema.
Jerry Grant, 77: Race car driver known for being the first to go faster than 200 mph in an Indy-style race car. Died Aug. 12 in Orange, Calif.