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Toots Thielemans, Jazz Legend Famous for the Sesame Street Theme, Dies at 94

23 hours ago | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Toots Thielemans, the jazz harmonica virtuoso best known for playing the theme to the iconic children's television series Sesame Street, has died at age 94. The Associated Press reports that he died in his sleep at a Belgian hospital, where he had been recovering from injuries he sustained in a fall last month. He had a familiar presence at international musical festivals for decades, until he retired from live performance in 2014. Throughout a career that spanned over seven decades, Thielemans worked with jazz masters including Benny Goodman, Charlie Parker, and Ella Fitzgerald - as well as contemporary electric fusion artists like Jaco Pastorius and Pat Metheny. »

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