When Google popped up this morning, I squee-ed because this is pretty fucking awesome (if you ask me). I remember watching his show as a little girl and just loving it. No one else could make crafts and drawing and dressing up and playing pretend more fun that he could have.
Coombs passed away in 2001 from a stroke, and I really wish he could have been around to see this.
CBC’s community blog has a nice collection of Tweets of people reminiscing about either meeting Coombs or of watching Mr. Dressup as a child.