Bob McGrath, the actor and singer who played Bob on Sesame Street for fifty years, died on Sunday, December 4thin New Jersey at his home, according to a post made by his family on social media. She was 90 years old.
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Who was Bob McGrath?
American actor, singer, musician, and children’s book author Bob McGrath was born on June 13, 1932. At the time of his death, he was 90 years old. McGrath married his wife, Ann Logan Sperry, in 1958. When Sesame Street first aired in 1969, McGrath played the role of friendly neighbor Bob Johnson as a member of the show’s original cast. In 2017, he made his last appearance on the show, ending a run of more than five decades on Sesame Street.
Throughout his childhood, he competed in singing competitions in Chicago and on the radio and won, although he planned to earn an engineering degree. McGrath was encouraged to pursue music after high school and studied voice at the University of Michigan and the Manhattan School of Music in New York. The actor was born and raised in Illinois and attended the University of Michigan and the Manhattan School of Music to study music. He also sang on the television show Sing Along With Mitch in the 1960s, where he began his successful career as an international singer.
His wife’s name is Ann McGrath and he had five children. The estimated net worth of him is around 2 million dollars.
How did Bob McGrath die?
Bob McGrath suffered a severe stroke recently and after that he passed away due to post stroke complications.
His death was declared by his daughter Cathlin McGrath through a Facebook post, she mentioned that the day before his death they made Christmas decorations in his room. “We just knew that he wanted to continue the way he lived.”
Tribute to Bob McGrath
Seasame Workshop tweeted, “Sesame Workshop mourns the passing of Bob McGrath, a beloved member of the Sesame Street family for over 50 years. A founding member of the cast, Bob embodied the tunes of Sesame Street like no one else, and his performances brought joy and wonder to generations of children around the world. We will be forever grateful for his many years of passionate and creative contributions to Sesame Street and honored that he has shared so much of his life with us.”
Danny Deraney tweeted: “Rest in peace our Bob McGrath. He was vital in our upbringing and early cognitive memories. Who are the people in your neighborhood?”
His friends and coworkers said that he was a gem of a person and a man with a heart of gold. His death is a great loss to the entertainment and television industry. May his eternal soul rest in peace.
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