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16/05/1990 "Muppets" creator Jim Henson dies

James Maury Henson was an American puppeteer, artist, cartoonist, inventor, screenwriter, and filmmaker who achieved international fame as the creator of the Muppets. He died of toxic shock syndrome at the age of 53, 20 hours after experiencing a medical emergency; this unexpected event was widely lamented in the media and entertainment industry. In the weeks following his death, he was celebrated with a wave of tributes. He was posthumously inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1991.

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