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Muppeteers Peter Linz and Tyler Bunch Suffer Major Losses

Discussion in 'Henson People' started by Pig's Laundry, Jun 6, 2016.

  1. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    This has been a very sad week for two very special performers and Muppet fans alike.

    Sadly,I found out on Facebook today that Muppeteer Peter Linz's wife has passed away.


    Mike Quinn
    :

    "I just learned of the loss of one of our own Muppet family, Marlene. My heart goes out to Peter Linz and his family and friends as they process this devastating news. I didn't know her as well as many others in our gang but I know she was lovely, sweet, gentle and kind. My last memory of her is in our puppeteer green room smiling away. Light a candle or do what resonates with you to help all concerned during this unbearable time.
    We love you Peter and will always be here for you <3"


    Of course my deepest sympathies to Linz and his and her entire family, this must be extremely hard for their son.


    In other very sad news, Tyler Bunch and his wife's lost almost everything in a fire, including 6 of their pets. Luckily he and his wife were not home when the fire occurred and 2 of his cats were rescued.



    If you like, you may donate to this fund to help to cover the cost of rebuilding their home or at least replacing some things:

    https://www.gofundme.com/27pua67j
     
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  2. MuppetSpot

    MuppetSpot Well-Known Member

    I hope Tyler & Peter are doing okay, I feel pretty bad for them.
     
  3. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    Me too. I feel really bad for the both of them as well.
     
  4. backpackmina

    backpackmina Active Member

    Oh my gosh, that's terrible. Praying for them and their families.
     
  5. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Well-Known Member

    I really hope that everything turns out ok and praying for them all.
     
  6. vettech28

    vettech28 Well-Known Member

    I knew what happened with Tyler, but I never expected Peter's wife passing away. Both are just awful news! My thoughts and prayers are with both of them tonight.
     
  7. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Peter's wife was so young, I wonder what happened, if she was sick I don't remember them ever saying anything.
     
  8. WalterLinz

    WalterLinz Well-Known Member

    I think she was battling breast cancer. :( So sad to hear about Tyler too.
     
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  9. BlakeConor14

    BlakeConor14 Well-Known Member

    So sad for Peter and Tyler
     
  10. Schfifty

    Schfifty Well-Known Member

    That's just terrible. Thoughts go to them and their families, and hope they're doing okay.
     
  11. ShMuppetgal96

    ShMuppetgal96 Member

    I found an old tweet- she had breast cancer in 2012, but it spread to her brain. She put up a brave battle for the last four years.

    I am just heartbroken for Peter and his kids...
     
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  12. MelissaY1

    MelissaY1 Well-Known Member

    Both stories are absolutely heartbreaking, and such a shame these tragedies affected such talented and great people. I don't know Peter well, only met him briefly once, but Tyler I've met a few times now over the years and is always lovely. It's also very upsetting, because what he went through, my husband's cousin just experienced: lost their home and several pets in a fire in their home. Thankfully, the cousin, wife and children were safe as they were all attending an event at their children's school the night it happened, but I can't imagine.
     
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  13. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

  14. BlakeConor14

    BlakeConor14 Well-Known Member

    **** Tyler I'm wishing you a speedy recovery
     
  15. vettech28

    vettech28 Well-Known Member

    Oh, man. I wish Tyler a fast recovery! Hopefully things will be better for him soon.
     
  16. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    No need to worry everyone, Tyler's injuries aren't too serious. He said he broke the left side of his collar bone, so he can still walk around freely as well as continue to do his job. He's most likely out of the hospital already.
     
  17. ShMuppetgal96

    ShMuppetgal96 Member

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