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‘Sesame Street’ Star Bob McGrath Dies at 90, Cause of Death Unknown

Bob McGrath has left for the heavenly abode. The actor best known for playing the role of Bob Johnson, one of the original human stars of the long-running educational television series Sesame Street has died.

The To Tell The Truth actor passed away at the age of 90 on Sunday, December 4, 2022, at his home in New Jersey. Continue reading further to know the cause behind the death of Hollywood actor Bob McGrath.

What was the cause behind the death of Bob McGrath?

The sad news of Bob McGrath’s death was confirmed by his family members on the social media platform Facebook. They issued a statement on the official Facebook page of the Hollywood actor.

The statement read, “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.” As of this moment, the cause of Bob’s death has not been revealed publicly.

Sesame Workshop paid a heartfelt tribute to Bob McGrath

Sesame Workshop expressed condolences on the passing away of Bob McGrath through a post on their official Twitter page. They posted a picture of Bob along with a heartfelt statement.

The organization wrote, “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.”

They statement further read, “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.”

Here’s all you need to know about Bob McGrath

Bob McGrath was an American actor, singer, and musician who was born on June 13, 1932, in Ottawa, Illinois. Back in the day, he went to the University of Michigan to study music, and soon after, he attended the Manhattan School of Music.

McGrath was best known for playing the original human character Bob Johnson in the TV series Sesame Street. He was first seen in the series pilot in the year 1969. He essayed the role of Bob Johnson, the friendly neighbor. He was a part of the show Sesame Street for more than five decades, and 47 seasons of broadcast television.

Bob made his final appearance in the series way back in 2017 but he didn’t cut his ties with the series after that. He continued to make public appearances at various events associated with Sesame Street. 

McGrath is survived by his wife Ann Logan Sperry whom he married in the year 1958, his five children, and eight grandchildren.

We send our deepest condolences to the friends and family members of Hollywood actor Bob McGrath during this hard time. May the departed soul rest in peace. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world of entertainment.

Meenal Mehta
Hi, I am Meenal. I'm a travel enthusiast, a movie buff and a cricket fan all wrapped in one. I love to capture moments through my words. Writing is my happy space, it has been a great way of putting all my thoughts out and feel liberated.


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