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Sesame Street’ Actor, Bob McGrath Dies At 90


December 05, (THEWILL) – Bob McGrath, an American actor and one of the characters of ‘Sesame Street’, a renowned children’s TV series, has died at 90 years.

McGrath’s death was confirmed by his family members through a post on his Facebook page, “The McGrath family has some sad news to share. Our father Bob McGrath, passed away today. He died peacefully at home, surrounded by his family”, the post read.

Sesame Workshop also shared a statement mourning the actor, who was a member of the ‘Sesame Street’ family for over 50 years.


“Bob embodied the melodies of ‘Sesame Street’ like no one else, and his performances brought joy and wonder to generations of children around the world, whether teaching them the ABCs, the people in their neighborhood, or the simple joy of feeling music in their hearts.

“A revered performer worldwide, Bob’s rich tenor filled airwaves and concert halls from Las Vegas to Saskatchewan to Tokyo many times over. We will be forever grateful for his many years of passionate creative contributions to Sesame Street and honored that he shared so much of his life with us.”

According to the New York Times, the actor cum singer had complications from stroke before his demise.

McGrath first appeared in the series ‘Pilot’ in 1969. He played the friendly neighbour, Bob Johnson, a “Sesame Street” mainstay across five decades and 47 seasons of broadcast television. His final series appearance came in 2017, but McGrath did not step away from his association with the series after that, he continued to make public appearances at various events tied to “Sesame Street.”

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