Who was Sesame Street actor Bob McGrath?
Bob McGrath died on Sunday, December 4, at the age of 90.
McGrath was born in Ottawa, Illinois in 1932.
He was a children’s author, singer, and musician in addition to being an actor.
McGrath married Ann Logan Sperry in 1958, and the couple had five children and eight grandchildren together.
McGrath portrayed Bob Johnson on the hit television show Sesame Street.
Sesame Street first premiered on November 10, 1969, on The National Educational Television Network.
In 1970, this network became the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS).
What books did Bob McGrath write?
McGrath wrote a number of children’s books over the years.
His books, including Dog Lies, Mr Sneakers, I’m a Good Mommy, and You’re a Good Daddy, were all released in 1989.
His book titled Uh Oh! Gotta Go!: Potty Tales From Toddlers was then published in 1996.
In 1998, his book called Oops! Excuse Me Please!: And Other Mannerly Tales was published.
What are people saying about Bob McGrath’s death?
McGrath’s family announced his death in a Facebook post on December 4, 2022.
They wrote on McGrath’s Facebook page: “Hello Facebook friends, 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.”
On December 4, 2022, Sesame Workshop created a Twitter thread about the news of McGrath’s passing.
The first tweet in the thread states: “Sesame Workshop mourns the passing of Bob McGrath, a beloved member of the Sesame Street family for over 50 years.”
McGrath’s exact cause of death is unknown as of December 4, 2022.