Kermit Scott

 

 

Age: 71

 

Summary: childhood friend of proto-Muppet creator Jim Henson believed to be the inspiration of Kermit the Frog, one of Henson's most famous creations, whom they grew up as friends in Leland, a small Mississippi Delta town now home to a Muppets museum, where he shared his namesake's whimsical smile but the Henson family moved away from Leland and the two lost tough, and who later became a philosophy professor at Yale, Purdue, and Millsaps College and was an advocate for the poor.

 

 

Cause of Death: Not released

 

Born: October 18, 1936

 

Died: May 26, 2008

 

Location: Monroe, Mississippi