NYTimes.com has published the obituary of Kermit Love, “the costume designer for some of ballet’s most renowned choreographers whose greatest fame came as a creator, with Jim Henson, of the beloved “Sesame Street” characters Big Bird and Mr. Snuffleupagus…”
The obit says the death was caused by congestive heart failure.
The Times remembers Love’s work: “Although Mr. Love collaborated with luminaries of dance like George Balanchine, Agnes de Mille, Robert Joffrey, Jerome Robbins and Twyla Tharp, it was the 8-foot-2, yellow-feathered Big Bird and his 7-foot, woolly mammoth-like friend Mr. Snuffleupagus – both perennially 6 years old – that brought him global attention.”
Kermit Love lived in Stanfordville, N.Y., with his male partner of 50 years. He was 91.