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About John Henson
He was the son of puppeteers Jim and Jane Henson and the brother of Brian Henson, Lisa Henson, Cheryl Henson, and Heather Henson. He performed Sweetums starting in 1991 following the death of Richard Hunt (who trained John Henson in performing Sweetums). Although the role has since been passed to different puppeteers (Sweetums no longer has a consistent performer), including David Rudman, Noel MacNeal, Rob Mills and Matt Vogel.
John Henson died on February 14, 2014 of a massive heart attack at his home in Saugerties, New York.