Bob McGrath, the actor, and singer who played Bob on Sesame Street for fifty years passed away on Sunday, December 4th, in New Jersey at his home, according to a post made by his family on social media. He was 90 years old.
Keep reading this article to know more about How did Bob McGrath die?
Who Was Bob McGrath?
The American actor, singer, musician, and children’s book author Bob Mcgrath was born on June 13th, 1932. At the time of his passing, he was 90. McGrath married his wife, Ann Logan Sperry, in 1958. When Sesame Street first aired in 1969, McGrath played the role of amiable neighbor Bob Johnson as a member of the show’s original cast. In 2017, he made his final appearance on the program, ending a career spanning over five decades on Sesame Street.
Throughout his childhood, he competed in singing contests in Chicago and on the radio and won, although he had planned to pursue an engineering degree. McGrath was encouraged to pursue music after high school, and he 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 Manhattan School of Music to study music. He also sang in the Sing Along With Mitch television show in the 1960s, where he began his successful international singing career.
His wife’s name is Ann McGrath, and he had five children. His estimated net worth 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 after-stroke complications.
His death was declared by his daughter Cathlin McGrath through a facebook post, she mentioned a day before his passing they did Christmas decorations in his room “We just knew that he wanted to go 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 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. 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.”
Danny Deraney tweeted,” Rest in Peace to our Bob McGrath. He was vital in our education and our earliest cognitive memories. Who are the people in your neighborhood?”
His friends and co-workers said that he was a gem of a person and a man with a golden heart. His death is a huge loss for Entertainment and TV industry. May his eternal soul Rest in Peace.
If you liked this article, share it and remember to give your valuable feedback in the comment section.