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Jim Henson's Wife And Muppets Collaborator Jane Henson Dies Of Cancer

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Jim Henson’s wife and fellow puppeteer Jane Jenson has passed away.

The Muppets’ collaborator died at age 78 in her Connecticut home yesterday due to her battle with cancer.

She and her husband met in the mid-1950s at the University of Maryland and were partners throughout the development of The Muppets. The couple split in 1986. Jim passed in 1990. Both are survived by their five children: Lisa, Cheryl, Brian, John and Heather.

So so sad! Our thoughts are with her family.

[Image via Mark Wilson/Getty Images.]

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