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‘Sesame Street’ co-creator Lloyd Morrisett dies at 93

2AEA2GG Washington DC, USA. 07th Dec, 2019. Dr. Lloyd Morrisett, co-founder of Sesame Street arrives for the formal Artist's Dinner honoring the recipients of the 42nd Annual Kennedy Center Honors at the United States Department of State in Washington, DC on Saturday, December 7, 2019. The 2019 honorees are: Earth, Wind & Fire, Sally Field, Linda Ronstadt, Sesame Street, and Michael Tilson Thomas.Credit: Ron Sachs/Pool via CNP | usage worldwide Credit: dpa/Alamy Live News

(CNN) — “Sesame Street” co-creator Lloyd Morrisett has died at age 93, Sesame Workshop announced Monday.

“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 tweeted.

“Sesame Street” was created by Morrisett, a psychologist who was vice president of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and television producer Joan Ganz Cooney. They brought on Jim Henson and his Muppets to help bring the show to life. The first episode ran on November 10, 1969.

Morrisett was a co-founder of Children’s Television Workshop, now called Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization behind “Sesame Street,” and served as its chairman of the board of trustees for more than 30 years before becoming a Lifetime Honorary Trustee, according to the Workshop.