Another Henson has gone too soon. I just learned that the late Jim Henson’s son, John, passed away yesterday.
As posted on The Jim Henson Company’s Facebook page:
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.
Besides being a shareholder and board member of The Jim Henson Company, John was most known for doing the voice of the big, lovable Muppet called Sweetums.