John Henson, a puppeteer and the son of legendary Muppets creator Jim Henson, died today of a sudden heart attack.
He was 48 years old.
The Jim Henson Company confirmed Henson’s death on its Facebook page Saturday via the following statement:
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,