In sad news for anyone who ever watched TV as a child, Sesame Street actor Bob McGrath has died. McGrath was with Sesame Street from the very beginning, starring as neighbour Bob Johnson in the pilot episode. He stayed with the show for 47 seasons, ending his on-screen run on the show in 2017. This was the season where they phased out the longtime human cast.
Aside from a secret career as a pop star in Japan (no, really), he was a beloved member of the Sesame Street cast.
“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,” reads Sesame Workshop’s statement. “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.”
He died peacefully at the age of 90 in his New Jersey home.
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