John Henson son of the late, great children’s entertainment visionary Jim Henson died after a “sudden, massive heart attack,” his family’s company said.
The Jim Henson Company announced the death of the 48-year-old son of its iconic founder in a Facebook post Saturday.
“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.”
John was the man inside the giant “Sweetums” Muppet. We mourn the loss of this great artist and innovator.
source: CNN, The Jim Henson Company