Co-Creator of ‘Sesame Street’ Lloyd Morrisett dead at 93

Lloyd Morrisett, one of the co-creators of Sesame Street, has died at the age of 93.

Sesame Workshop announced the news via Twitter on Monday (January 23rd): “Sesame Workshop mourns the passing of our esteemed and beloved co-founder Lloyd N. Morrisett, Ph.D., who died at the age of 93.” 

Joan Ganz Cooney told USA Today in a statement, “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.” She added, “He will be sorely missed.”