Ossie Ostrich pioneer Ernie Carroll dies aged 92

Australian entertainer and puppeteer Ernie Carroll passed away peacefully Wednesday morning at age 92.

Carroll was best known for his puppeteer work behind the Hey Hey It’s Saturday character Ossie Ostrich.

Hey Hey It’s Saturday host Daryl Somers announced Carroll’s passing on social media: “It is with overwhelming sadness I announce the passing of my beloved friend and mentor Ernie Carroll,”

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