Will Lee passed away in 1982. You likely don't know the name Will Lee. I didn't, either. I knew him as Mr. Hooper.
Mr. Hooper's is the first death I remember. Here he is, if you're too young or too old to know who I'm talking about.
This scene when Mr. Hooper's death is explained to Big Bird is still tough for me to watch. Damn, my eyes are sweating again....
Farewell, Mr. Hooper.