Remembering Jane Henson

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  • WASHINGTON - AUGUST 25: Jane Henson, co-creator of the Muppets, participates in a ceremony at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, on August 25, 2010 in Washington, DC. Jane Henson donated 10 of her late husband Jim Henson's characters from 'Sam and Friends' to the museum including the original Kermit the Frog. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
  • WASHINGTON - AUGUST 25: Jane Henson (L) talks with Willard Scott during a ceremony at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, on August 25, 2010 in Washington, DC. Jane Henson donated 10 of her late husband Jim Henson's characters from 'Sam and Friends' to the museum including the original Kermit the Frog. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
  • WASHINGTON - AUGUST 25: Jane Henson, co-creator of the Muppets, participates in a ceremony at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, on August 25, 2010 in Washington, DC. Jane Henson donated 10 of her late husband Jim Henson's characters from 'Sam and Friends' to the museum including the original Kermit the Frog. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
  • WASHINGTON - AUGUST 25: A collection of puppets, including the original Kermit the Frog (2L), is donated to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, on August 25, 2010 in Washington, DC. Jane Henson donated 10 of her late husband Jim Henson's characters from 'Sam and Friends' to the museum including the original Kermit the Frog. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
  • WASHINGTON - AUGUST 25: Jane Henson, co-creator of the Muppets, participates in a ceremony at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, on August 25, 2010 in Washington, DC. Jane Henson donated 10 of her late husband Jim Henson's characters from 'Sam and Friends' to the museum including the original Kermit the Frog. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
  • NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 11: Kermit the Frog appears at the Whatnot Workshop at FAO Schwarz on November 11, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for The Muppets Studio)
  • WASHINGTON - AUGUST 25: Jane Henson, co-creator of the Muppets, participates in a ceremony at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, on August 25, 2010 in Washington, DC. Jane Henson donated 10 of her late husband Jim Henson's characters from 'Sam and Friends' to the museum including the original Kermit the Frog. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
  • LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 13: Kermit The Frog and Pepe The King Prawn make a personal appearance at HMV, Oxford Street on June 13, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images)
  • NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 13: New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg stands with Muppets Miss Piggy, Pepe the King Prawn, Kermit the Frog and Gonzo during a news conference on April 13, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
  • WASHINGTON - AUGUST 25: Brent Glass (L), director of the National Museum of American History, wathces as Jane Henson, co-creator of the Muppets, signs papers during a ceremony at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, on August 25, 2010 in Washington, DC. Jane Henson donated 10 of her late husband Jim Henson's characters from 'Sam and Friends' to the museum including the original Kermit the Frog. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
  • The just unveiled Muppets Star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame in front of the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood on March 20, 2012 in California. Since 'The Muppet Show' began in 1976, they have been embraced by audiences worldwide and several Muppets were on hand for the ceremony including Kermit the frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie, Gonzo, Animal, Pepe, Sweetums and the newest Muppet, Walter. AFP PHOTO/Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
  • NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 11: (L-R) Pepe the King Prawn, Kermit the Frog and Gonzo the Great appear at the Whatnot Workshop at FAO Schwarz on November 11, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for The Muppets Studio)
  • HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Presenters Kermit the Frog (L) and Miss Piggy onstage during the 84th Annual Academy Awards held at the Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
  • The Muppets attend a ceremony for the unveiling of their Star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame in front of the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood on March 20, 2012 in California. AFP PHOTO/Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
    
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LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Jim Henson Co. says Jane Henson died Tuesday at her Connecticut home following a battle with cancer. She was 78.

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