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Bob McGrath, Beloved ‘Sesame Street’ Star, Dies at 90

Bob McGrath was a member of the Sesame Street family for over 50 years.

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.

 

 

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