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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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Last Comic Standing Comedian Mike DeStefano Has Passed Away

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So tragic after he had overcome so much!

Comedian Mike DeStefano, who was a finalist on last season's Last Comic Standing, passed away last night after reportedly suffering a massive heart attack.

DeStefano had been a heroin addict who cleaned himself up and stayed clean for 11 years. He gave back by performing for free at rehab centers and prisons.

Here's what his rep had to say in a statement:

"It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of a dear friend, a true gentleman, a great comic, and a fierce warrior, Mike DeStefano."

"Mike had a lot of wisdom to share with the world from his own life lessons and he always did it with laughter and a smile."

"It’s hard to think that there won’t be any more 'hey sweetheart' calls, because Mike always made my day with his mix of kindness and warmth AND profanity filled rants against the wrongs of the world. He was the genuine article. We love you and will miss you, Mike."

Our thoughts are with Mike's family, friends, and fellow comedians during this difficult time.

Thank you for making the world laugh, Mike. You will be missed.

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