Partner Christopher Lyall
Kermit Ernest Hollingshead Love (August 7, 1916 – June 21, 2008) was an American puppet maker, puppeteer, costume designer, and actor in children's television and on Broadway. He was best known as a designer and builder with the Muppets, in particular those on Sesame Street.
Love was born in Spring Lake, New Jersey on August 7, 1916 to Ernest and Alice Love. He was raised by his grandmother and great-grandmother following after his mother's death when he was three years old.
Although he was American, Love often spoke with an English accent.
He resided in Stanfordville, New York and was survived by Christopher Lyall, his partner of 50 years.
Love died on June 21, 2008, of congestive heart failure and pneumonia in Poughkeepsie, New York.