The Muppets co-creator and philanthropist Jane Henson, the widow of the beloved Jim Henson, died in her Connecticut home on Tuesday after a long battle with cancer, she was 78. A tribute page celebrating Jane and featuring images from her life can be found at www.henson.com/jane.html. A memorial mass is planned for next week. Jane, along with husband Jim Henson proved a successful partnership with his creation The Muppets and was there from the very beginning of Jim Henson's rise to fame, working first as his creative partner before becoming his wife. Jane and Jim separated in 1986, but remained close until his death in 1990. In 1992, Jane funded and founded The Jim Henson Legacy, to conserve, preserve and present Henson's artistic contributions.