Beloved ‘Sesame Street’ Actor Bob McGrath Dies At 90

Bob McGrath, an actor, musician and youngsters’s creator extensively recognized for his portrayal of one of many first common characters on the kids’s present “Sesame Street” has died on the age of 90.

McGrath’s passing was confirmed by his household who posted on his Fb web page on Sunday: “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.”

Sesame Workshop tweeted Sunday night that it “mourns the passing of Bob McGrath, a beloved member of the Sesame Street family for over 50 years.”

Bob McGrath attends the eleventh Annual Sesame Street Workshop Profit Gala at New York Metropolis’s Cipriani forty second Street on Could 29, 2013.

Photograph by Robin Marchant/Getty Photographs

McGrath was a founding solid member of “Sesame Street” when the present premiered in 1969, taking part in a pleasant neighbor Bob Johnson. He made his closing look on the present in 2017, marking an virtually five-decade-long determine within the “Sesame Street” world.

The actor grew up in Illinois and studied music on the College of Maryland and Manhattan Faculty of Music. He additionally was a singer within the 60s sequence “Sing Along With Mitch” and launched a profitable singing profession abroad in Japan.

“A revered performer worldwide, Bob’s rich tenor filled airwaves and concert halls from Las Vegas to Saskatchewan to Tokyo many times over,” Sesame Workshop mentioned. “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’s survived by his spouse, Ann Logan Sperry, and their 5 kids.