Jim Henson’s Son John Henson Passes Away After A Heart Attack

February 16, 2014 • By

John Henson Passed Away

We are so sad to report that Jim Henson’s son John Henson has passed away. John had a sudden heart attack on February 14, 2014.

Here’s a note from John’s rep:

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 also the puppeteer for the Muppets character Sweetums. Our thoughts are with John’s family and friends during this very sad time.