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Local comic dies from breast cancer

Posted by: Neal Justin under Clubs, Minnesota artists Updated: May 29, 2012 - 11:02 AM

Holly Henson, a longtime staple on the local comedy circuit, passed away Sunday night after a long battle with breast cancer. Henson, who was married to local talent agent Tom Hansen, split her time between the Twin Cities and her hometown of Danville, Kent., where she served as executive director of Pioneer Playhouse. 

According to the theatre's website, she was preparing for a show when she passed away in a trailer next to the Playhouse. She was 51.

In a 1993 review of her act, Star Tribune critic Colin Covert called her "ruthlessly funny."

The Lexington Herald-Leader has a detailed obituary. You can read it here: http://bit.ly/Lbohtv

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