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Jim Henson's Death in Ed Sullivan Show

Jim Henson's apparent death in Ed Sullivan Show

Jim Henson (1936 - 1990)

Puppeteer/director

Creator of The Muppets

Film DeathsEdit

None known.

TV DeathsEdit

  • The Muppet Show: Liza Minnelli (1979) [Kermit the Frog/Dr. Teeth/Swedish Chef/Waldorf]: Voicing and puppeteering multiple Muppet characters, "Swedish Chef" is poisoned when he tastes his own soup to prove that it isn't poisoned, as "Fozzie Bear" (Frank Oz) looks on in shock. The soup had in fact been poisoned by "Statler" (Richard Hunt) and "Waldorf" (also performed by Henson). Jim's other characters survive the episode. (The entire episode is a "play-within-the-play" of a murder mystery being performed at the Muppet Theater.) (Played for comic effect.)

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