Muppets creator's son John Henson dies at age 48

Last updated 19:00 16/02/2014

Relevant offers

Celebrities

Dear North, tell the paps to go but chat with mum first Brad Pitt skips premiere to focus on family Selena Gomez is the most popular celebrity on Instagram Jennifer Aniston's husband, Justin Theroux speaks out about Brangelina #MoreThanABum advertising campaign fail causes huge uproar Truman Capote set for more adventures as ashes sell at auction for $61,000 Jay-Jay Harvey reveals marriage separation with Dom Comedian Cori Gonzalez-Macuer tackles Wellington Rugby over treatment of Losi Filipo Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber split after 11 years together Brangelina had a pre-nuptial agreement, details revealed

John Henson, the son of the late Muppets creator Jim Henson, died on Valentine's Day of a heart attack at age 48, representatives for the Jim Henson Company said on Saturday.

Henson, a shareholder and board member of the Jim Henson Company died at home, where he was with one of his daughters, the company said in a statement.

He lived in Saugerties, New York, said company spokeswoman Nicole Goldman in an email.

John Henson worked as a puppeteer for the Muppets, often playing the role of Sweetums.

Jim Henson died in 1990 at age 53, and his wife Jane Henson, who helped create the Muppets, died last year.

John Henson is survived by his two daughters, Katrina and Sydney, and his wife Gyongyi, according to the Jim Henson Company.

He is also survived by four siblings, Lisa, Cheryl, Brian and Heather. A private service is planned.

Ad Feedback

- Reuters

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content