Jim Henson’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Sep 24, 1936

Death Date

May 16, 1990

Age of Death

53 years

Cause of Death




The puppeteer Jim Henson died at the age of 53. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Beloved puppeteer and creator of The Muppets, Sesame Street, and Fraggle Rock. He created the iconic puppets Kermit the Frog, Oscar the Grouch, and Bert and Ernie.

He married Jane Henson on May 28, 1959, and they raised five children together named Brian, John, Lisa, Heather and Cheryl.



“When I was young, my ambition was to be one of the people who made a difference in this world. My hope is to leave the world a little better for having been there.” (Jim Henson)


“The most sophisticated people I know – inside they are all children.” (Jim Henson)


“There was a little afternoon show that was called Afternoon. Back in those days in television, most local stations had a midday show for housewives that had a series of things. It was like a variety show for midday.” (Jim Henson)


“At the University of Maryland, my first year I started off planning to major in art because I was interested in theatre design, stage design or television design.” (Jim Henson)


“My hope still is to leave the world a bit better than when I got here.” (Jim Henson)