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Muppets creator's son John Henson dies at age 48

Published on Feb 16, 2014 11:36 AM

(REUTERS) - John Henson, the son of the late Muppets creator Jim Henson, died on Valentine's Day of a heart attack at age 48, the Jim Henson Company said on Saturday.

He died at home with his daughter, the company said in a statement.

A shareholder and board member of the Jim Henson Company, he lived in Saugerties, New York, according to a local newspaper, the Times Herald-Record.

The Jim Henson Company did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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