This is just so sad. My teenage daughters grew up loving Elmo, one called him 'Elbo' when she was one; it was adorable how much they loved him! And now my twin boys are 22 months old and they won't be able to grow up with him the same as my daughters did. They're already in love with Elmo and they know him so well. He's their friend! He's an icon. Kevin is an icon. Sesame Street just won't be the same anymore. I cried when we lost Jim Henson and now I'm crying again. Muppets are who we grow up with.