“I want to give Mr. Hooper his picture. Is he in his store?” asked Big Bird. Luis sighed gently and said, “No, Big Bird. Mr. Hooper is not in his store.” “Well, do you know where he is?” asked Big Bird. Maria and Bob whispered something to each other. Then Maria said very softly, “Don’t you remember, Big Bird? Mr. Hooper died. He’s dead.” See Sesame Street’s most memorable moment on "Sesame Street: 40 Years of Sunny Days-Volume 1 Disc 1." Read the original script by Norman Stiles in "Sesame Street Unpaved" and also in "I’ll Miss You Mr. Hooper".