Bob McGrath, the beloved Seasme Street star passed away aged 90.
Bob McGrath, who played the character “Bob Johnson” on program Sesame Street, was one of the original non-puppet cast members of iconic children’s TV show.
As reported, he died peacefully at home in New Jersey, surrounded by his family on Sunday.
In addition to singing the Sesame Street theme song, Bob McGrath also sang other well-known children’s tunes on the show such including “If You’re Happy And You Know It,” “Sing a Song” and “People in Your Neighborhood.”
Sesame Workshop mourns the passing of Bob McGrath, a beloved member of the Sesame Street family for over 50 years, said the official statement form the show.
“A founding cast member, 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. A revered performer worldwide, Bob’s rich tenor filled airwaves and concert halls from Las Vegas to Saskatchewan to Tokyo many times over,” it added.
“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.”
Tributes continue to pour in for the beloved Seasme Street star on Twitter timeline.
RIP Bob McGrath, the icon pic.twitter.com/IuDdVMzKXY
— Jesse Hawken (@jessehawken) December 4, 2022
Rest in Peace, Bob McGrath.
Thank you for being a person in our neighborhood 💔 pic.twitter.com/5EyPdGiqX7
— 🎄Muppet History 🕎 (@HistoryMuppet) December 4, 2022
There was no one quite like my friend Bob McGrath. His infectious joy and remarkable voice could make every day sunnier. I’ll always remember the wonderful times we shared on Sesame Street. Let’s all sing a song for Bob today.
— Kermit the Frog (@KermitTheFrog) December 5, 2022
Rest in Peace to our Bob McGrath.
He was so vital in not only our education, but our earliest cognitive memories.
Who are the people in your neighborhood?pic.twitter.com/mHtLqhi8MT
— Danny Deraney (@DannyDeraney) December 5, 2022
The Day Ones of Sesame Street💛💚
My heart is broken that we’ve lost
Bob McGrath💔…Rest In Peace, Bob!
…Joining Will Lee ( Mr Hooper) & Daddy ( Gordon) in Sesame Street Heaven where the air is sweet…🙏🏾
I love you, Loretta (Susan💛💚🙏🏾) pic.twitter.com/FO3RwXUSXI
— Holly Robinson Peete 💃🏾♍️ (@hollyrpeete) December 4, 2022
“At the end, we all leave the same way—by death. Yet no two threads—no two lives—in that vast tapestry of existence have ever been, or ever will be, the same.”
Rest in peace Bob Mcgrath. pic.twitter.com/hYTTAw7ASK
— MisterRogersQuotes (@MisterRogersSay) December 5, 2022
Bob McGrath, one of the nicest people in the Sesame Street neighbourhood, has died at the age of 90.
He was 1 of the original 4 non-Muppet cast members that we met each day when the show started in 1969, and he will be sadly missed. pic.twitter.com/W7eTNrnHFp
— Eric Alper 🎧 (@ThatEricAlper) December 4, 2022
Rest in Peace, Bob McGrath… https://t.co/yydtT9B3Bw
— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) December 4, 2022
Bob from @sesamestreet has died! 💔
A beacon of my childhood, whose face radiated kindness, whose mellifluous singing uplifted me, who sustained me through dark & scary times in our family’s life, beloved in turn by my boys. Thank you, Bob. Thank you. #BobMcgrath @SesameWorkshop pic.twitter.com/1BZB2Vde5g
— Priscilla Gilman (@priscillagilman) December 4, 2022