John Paul Henson

John Paul Henson

Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Death 14 Feb 2014 (aged 48)
Saugerties, Ulster County, New York, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Memorial ID 125186975 View Source
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Performer, puppeteer, and co-owner of the Jim Henson Company. Henson is best remembered as playing the body suit of the big, hairy ogre, Sweetums on the Muppet Show from the late 1980s until 2005. It wasn't until 1992 that Henson started performing the voice of well. He was an active shareholder and board member until his death in 2014. Henson has been in several film and television roles as his popular character. He also was in the video game, Muppets Party Cruise. He passed away today at the age of forty-eight from a massive heart attack at his home with his daughter after building an igloo outside in the snow. He was married to Gyongyi Henson until his death and together they had two children; Katrina, 15 and Sydney, 10. A private service was held. Cause of death: Heart attack

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