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Jim Henson's Son John Henson Passes Away From A Massive Heart Attack!

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This is SO tragic!

John Henson, Muppets puppeteer and son of Jim and Jane Henson, passed away on Friday after suffering a massive heart attack. And on Valentine’s day, of all days!

The puppeteer’s family let people know on Facebook, telling their fans:

“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. 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.”

Ugh! Just completely tragic! He was so young!

Our thoughts are with John’s family and friends!

[Image via The Jim Henson Company/Facebook.]

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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.

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Kermit Headed For The Smithsonian!

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The original Kermit the Frog puppet is headed for the Smithsonian!

Jim Henson's widow Jane Henson is donating the puppet, who was originally made from an old coat thrown away by Jim's mom, and 9 others to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.

Kermit made his TV debut in 1955 appearing on a show called Sam and Friends that ran after the local news in Washington.

He's come a long way!

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