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
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)

(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.

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Feb 17, 2014 7:17 PM CST
Damn, what is this family eating or taking?
Feb 17, 2014 3:19 PM CST
You people that talk down tabacco need to get a grip. I am not sure, but I think that he was the only one to die. If that is in fact the case, what is you peoples problem with tobacco. I had my sister and brother-in-law killed by a drunk driver. I was badly injured and had to have major facial surgery. Big cvs announced they would no longer sell tobacco but just introduced their large selection of wine. Take your stupid ass opinion about tobacco and stick it where you wipe yourself. Tobacco kills the user, not several people or a whole family at one time.
Feb 17, 2014 2:06 PM CST
So sad.