Bob McGrath, beloved ‘Sesame Street’ star, dies at 90

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Bob McGrath, the beloved Sesame Street star, has died at the age of 90.

Bob McGrath, who played “Bob Johnson” on the Sesame Street program, was one of the original non-puppet cast members of the iconic children’s TV show.

As reported, he died peacefully on Sunday at home in New Jersey surrounded by his family.

apart from singing Sesame Street The theme song, Bob McGrath, also sang other famous children’s tunes on the show, including “If You’re Happy and You Know It,” “Sing a Song” and “People in Your Neighborhood.”

The show’s official statement said that Sesame Workshop mourns the passing of Bob McGrath, a beloved member of the Sesame Street family for more than 50 years.

“A founding artist, 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. Whether it be teaching them the ABCs, the people in their neighborhood, or the simple joy of feeling the music in their hearts. A respected artist around the world, Bob’s rich stint has filled the airwaves and concert halls from Las Vegas to Saskatchewan to Tokyo.

“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 Sesame Street star on Twitter timelines.

RIP Bob McGrath, 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 like my friend Bob McGrath. His infectious joy and remarkable voice could make every day more beautiful. I will always remember the wonderful times we shared on Sesame Street. Let us all sing a song for Bob today.

— Kermit The Frog (@KermitTheFrog) December 5, 2022

Rest in peace to our Bob McGrath.

He was very important not only in our education, but also in our early cognitive memories.

Who are the people in your neighborhood?pic.twitter.com/mHtLqhi8MT

— Danny Deraney (@DannyDeraney) December 5, 2022

Days of Sesame Street💛💚
my heart is broken that we lost
Bob McGrath💔…Rest in peace, Bob!
… Joining Will Lee (Mr. Hooper) and Daddy (Gordon) in the Sesame Street haven where the air is sweet …🙏🏾
I love you, Loretta (Susan💛💚🙏🏾) pic.twitter.com/FO3RwXUSXI

— Holly Robinson Pete 💃🏾♍️ (@hollyrpeete) December 4, 2022

“In the end, we all pass the same way – through death. Yet in that vast fabric of existence no two threads—no two lives—have ever been, and never will be, the same.”
-Fred Rogers

Rest in Peace Bob McGrath. pic.twitter.com/hYTTAw7ASK

– MisterRogersQuotes (@MisterRogersSay) December 5, 2022

Bob McGrath, one of the coolest guys in the Sesame Street neighborhood, has died at the age of 90.
He was one of the original 4 non-Muppet cast members we met every day when the show started in 1969, and he is sadly gone. 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

from bob @Sesame Street has died!
A beacon of my childhood, whose face radiated kindness, whose sweet singing uplifted me, who supported me through dark and scary times in our family life, loved in turn by my boys. Thanks, Bob. Thanks. #bobmcgrath @SesameWorkshop pic.twitter.com/1BZB2Vde5g

— Priscilla Gilman (@priscillagilman) December 4, 2022

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