Jim Hensley, the creator of “Hannah,” “The Hobbit” and the animated “Henson Creature Shop” who was 92, died Monday at his home in the United Kingdom.
He was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in October.
Hens.s longtime agent, John Gage, told The Associated Press that Hensleys health was improving.
The two-time Emmy Award-winning creator of the animated show and the “Hensleys Creature Shop,” Hens has been working on a new movie based on his children’s books, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Henson was known for his ability to transform characters into anything from a human doll to an imaginary dinosaur.
Henson and his wife, Anne, have three daughters, Ann, 15, Jennifer, 13, and Ella, 10.
The couple have five grandchildren.
Hentsley grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and attended Stanford University.
Hinsley was born in New York City on March 16, 1926, and spent the rest of his life in New Jersey and Michigan.
He died Sunday at his house in Wiltshire, England.
Hennys children included daughter Helen and sons Jim, James and James Jr., and daughter Elizabeth.
“Hans was a wonderful father, husband and father,” his daughter, Helen Hensle, said in a statement released by his family.
“I can’t thank Jim enough for all he and his family did for my father, my brother and me.
I’m overwhelmed with gratitude and admiration for all his work and the love he has given me.
He will be greatly missed.”