Bob McGrath, ‘Sesame Street’ legend, dies at 90

Bob Mcgrath Death: Bob McGrath, an actor, musician, and children’s book author, died at the age of 90. He is best known for playing one of the first regular characters on “Sesame Street,” which he did for many years.

McGrath’s death was confirmed by his family, who wrote on his Facebook page on Sunday, “The McGrath family has some sad news to share. Today, our father, Bob McGrath, died. He died peacefully at home, with his family around him.”

Sesame Workshop tweeted Sunday night that it was sad about the death of Bob McGrath, who had been a beloved part of the Sesame Street family for more than 50 years.

McGrath played a friendly neighbor named Bob Johnson on the first episode of “Sesame Street,” which aired in 1969. In 2017, he made his last appearance on the show. He had been a part of “Sesame Street” for almost 50 years.

Bob McGrath Died

The actor grew up in Illinois and studied music at the University of Michigan and Manhattan School of Music. He also was a singer in the 60s series “Sing Along With Mitch” and launched a successful singing career overseas in Japan.

Sesame Workshop said, “Bob was a respected performer all over the world, and his rich tenor voice filled radio waves and concert halls from Las Vegas to Saskatchewan to Tokyo many times over.” “We will always be grateful for all the years he spent bringing his passion and creativity to Sesame Street, and we are grateful that he shared so much of his life with us.” He is survived by his wife, Ann Logan Sperry, and their five children.

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