Muppets' John Henson Dead at 48

'Sudden massive heart attack' kills Jim Henson's youngest son

By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 16, 2014 5:57 AM CST

(Newser) – John Henson, the youngest son of Muppets' creator Jim Henson and a puppeteer himself, has died of a massive heart attack at the age of 48, reports People. The Jim Henson Company confirmed Henson's death via a Facebook statement, saying that he died Friday "while at home with his daughter" in Saugerties, NY. Henson, who served on the board of his father's company, leaves two daughters and a wife.

John Henson, son of the late Jim Henson, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., in this 1990 file photo. Henson died of a massive heart attack at his home in Saugerties, NY, on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014.
John Henson, son of the late Jim Henson, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., in this 1990 file photo. Henson died of a "massive heart attack" at his home in Saugerties, NY, on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014.   (AP Photo/FILE)
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