Bad things happen to people who have been associated with the Muppets, except Frank Oz, who has found great success. This list includes those who have died under 65 or have just had bad luck. I am including Sesame Street ion this list.
Jim Henson never thought that he would make a name of himself in puppetry; it was merely a way of getting himself on television. The vehicle that achieved it was Sam and Friends
, a late-night puppet show that was on after the 11:00 news in Washington DC. It proved to be very popular and inspired Jim to continue using puppets for his work...
“ Jim Hensen died at 53. ” - pgrass13
Richard Hunt did not have a face known to many -- his voice was known more than anything else. He was a major stronghold behind Jim Henson's "Muppets". 'Scooter', 'Janice', 'Sweetums' and a few others, were some of the "Muppets" that Richard was a performer and puppeteer of. He helped pave the way for Jim Henson and his company from the 1970s through the early 90s...
“ Died at 40 ” - pgrass13
“ Quit after his affair with an underage kid was made public. ” - pgrass13
His birth occurred on Friday, December 31st, 1943, as the son of an Air Force officer, Denver was constantly moved from state to state and country to country. It was in Tucson, Arizona, that his grandmother gave him his first acoustic guitar, a gift that would prove an icebreaker when meeting other students at the many new schools in which he was placed...
“ Was in a Muppets special, died at 53. ” - pgrass13
Jeff Moss served as founding head-writer and composer/lyricist on CTW's (now Sesame Workshop's) Sesame Street
. He won 15 Emmys for his work, and wrote the songs for four Grammy Award-winning records. His music and lyrics for The Muppets Take Manhattan
earned him an Academy Award nomination. In addition, Moss helped create such beloved Muppet characters as Cookie Monster...
“ Died of cancer at 56 ” - pgrass13
“ Died at 51 ” - pgrass13
“ Died at 62 of brain cancer ” - pgrass13
“ Died at 49 ” - pgrass13
“ Died at 44 ” - pgrass13
“ died at 63 ” - pgrass13