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Remembering John Henson

Discussion in 'Henson People' started by cahuenga, Feb 14, 2014.

  1. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member

    I agree. While you're in the 40s you're still relatively young. (Kind of worries me because I'm in my 30s.) That is quite sad. Anyway, the most memorable John Henson moment I can think of was his appearance as Sweetums in "Muppet Treasure Island" where he was thought to be the bad guy, but he ended up saving the crew.
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  2. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    While watching world news on ABC on 2/16/14 I saw the news index and they were had a quick report on John Henson's death and how he was trying to keep the muppets alive. Though I am sad to see him die at least he left enough a mark to be on the news, and later that day I saw Jim Henson trending on Yahoo and he was #7, WOW!
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  3. FrackleFan2012

    FrackleFan2012 Well-Known Member

    Here is a tribute picture made by Eric Henderson.
  4. MartyMuppets

    MartyMuppets Well-Known Member

    Tragic news indeed. RIP John. :cry::cry::cry:

    My deepest condolences to the Muppet family.
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  5. JonnyBMuppetMan

    JonnyBMuppetMan Well-Known Member

    Here's a statement from the Muppets Facebook:

    "John Henson, son of Muppet creator Jim Henson, passed away this week. Many of us who work with the Muppets knew John as a friend and a performer. His passing is a shock and a terrible loss. Like his father, John brought incredible optimism to everything he did. He pursued his dreams with great passion. Jim Henson once said, “It’s a good life. Enjoy it.” John enjoyed life—and we enjoyed life more because of him. We will miss him deeply.
    The Muppets Studios, The Walt Disney Company and all who strive every day to keep alive the magic of the Muppets offer our heartfelt sympathy to his wife and children and the entire Henson family."
  6. MrBloogarFoobly

    MrBloogarFoobly Well-Known Member

    Wonderful. I'm so glad Disney released a statement - shows they care.
  7. FrackleFan2012

    FrackleFan2012 Well-Known Member

    What a great statement from Disney and the Muppets Studio.
    Well done for them.
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  8. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    They do care!!!
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  9. FrackleFan2012

    FrackleFan2012 Well-Known Member

    Here's a colored version of the tribute pic made by JonnyBCartoonMan.
  10. cjd874

    cjd874 Well-Known Member

    Awwww, poor Sweetums! Such a sad picture, and such sad news. RIP John Henson.
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  11. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Aw I did not realize that Robin was in that picture. I think the Sweetums and Robin relationship is so cool.
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  12. fuzzygobo

    fuzzygobo Well-Known Member

    I'll always remember John from way back when, on the Sesame Street Baker film, showing us his "One belly button".
  13. rexcrk

    rexcrk Well-Known Member

    Such a shame. I always thought he was excellent as Sweetums! I was disappointed he stopped performing as him after Muppets Wizard of Oz.

  14. Chopped Liver

    Chopped Liver Active Member

    How did he die? I heard he had a heart attack while making an igloo with his kids. :(
  15. Cookie Chris

    Cookie Chris Well-Known Member

    Yes, John died from a massive heart attack after playing in the snow with his daughter according to the source below.

    Source: http://www.examiner.com/article/john-henson-son-of-muppets-creator-jim-henson-is-dead-at-48
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  16. JimmyDeanDog

    JimmyDeanDog Well-Known Member

    Here's John when he was only 4 -​
    featured in a Sesame Street 1969 segment 'Numbers Song'​

    (at 1:04 with the bells)
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  17. Chopped Liver

    Chopped Liver Active Member

    He also made an appearance on Sesame Street as an adult :D
  18. Therecanbonly1

    Therecanbonly1 Active Member

    Anybody know how his passing did NOT make it to the front page of Muppetcentral.com? I literally just found out about this today by accident! (I found an old issue of Entertainment Weekly and saw it in the Death Notices section... The last thing on the home page is about the Toyota commercial during the Super Bowl! I think most of you would agree that this is a bit more important to most Muppet fans! It is especially bad since it also did not make it into the dedication at the end of Muppets Most Wanted....
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