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16th Feb 2014

John Henson, Son Of Muppets’ Creator Jim Henson, Dies Of Sudden Heart Attack

He was aged just 48.

The son of Muppets’ creator Jim Henson, John Henson, has passed away following a sudden heart attack.

According to Us Weekly, a representative for the Jim Henson Company confirmed the news on its official Facebook page on Saturday, February 15th.

“It is with great sadness that we confirm that John Henson, son of Jim and Jane Henson and brother to Lisa, Cheryl, Brian and Heather, died at age 48 of a sudden massive heart attack on Friday, February 14, while at home with his daughter,” the statement read.

“John served as a shareholder and board member of The Jim Henson Company. He leaves two daughters, Katrina (15) and Sydney (10) and his wife Gyongyi. A private service is being planned.”

John was a shareholder and board member of the Jim Henson Company but was also a longtime puppeteer and craftsman for the family company.

He performed in voice and body suit as the character of Sweetums in Muppet Treasure Island, It’s a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie and The Muppets’ Wizard of Oz.