Death of Jane Henson

June 16, 1934 - April 2, 2013
Connecticut | Age 78

Muppets co-creator dies at 78
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The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Jim Henson Co. says Henson's partner in marriage and Muppets has died.

The company says Jane Henson died Tuesday at her Connecticut home following a battle with cancer. She was 78.

She and Jim Henson met in a University of Maryland puppetry class in the mid-1950s, and they became creative and business partners in the development of the Muppets.

The Hensons married in 1959 and had five children: Lisa, Cheryl, Brian,...

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