Henson, a shareholder and board member of the Jim Henson
Company died at home, where he was with one of his daughters,
the company said in a statement.
He lived in Saugerties, New York, said company spokeswoman
Nicole Goldman in an email.
John Henson worked as a puppeteer for the Muppets, often playing
the role of Sweetums.
Jim Henson died in 1990 at age 53, and his wife Jane Henson, who
helped create the Muppets, died last year.
John Henson is survived by his two daughters, Katrina and
Sydney, and his wife Gyongyi, according to the Jim Henson
Company. He is also survived by four siblings, Lisa, Cheryl,
Brian and Heather. A private service is planned.
(Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis;
editing by Lisa Shumaker)
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