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‘Sesame Street’ OG Bob McGrath Dead At 90

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It is a sad day on Sesame Street as an OG member of the cast — Bob McGrath — has been confirmed dead at the age of 90. Per CNN Entertainment, his tragic passing was confirmed by his family and the Sesame Street Workshop. Have any details surrounding his cause of death been revealed? Plus, what type of legacy does this incredible Sesame Street OG leave behind? Keep reading for all the details.

Sesame Street OG Bob McGrath Dead At 90

Bob McGrath was an OG on the Sesame Street cast who appeared in the pilot episode that aired back in 1969. The actor proceeded to work with the series for 47 Seasons as the character Bob Johnson. Sadly, he exited the series in 2017. He, however, did continue to make appearances during various Sesame Street-themed events.

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Bob – Sesame Street – YouTube

The statement from his family read regarding his death: “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.”

The Sesame Street Workshop also took to social media to pen a final farewell to this incredibly talented man:

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,” the statement read in part. “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.

What else did he have on his resume?

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Bob McGrath had amassed a net worth of $2M prior to his passing. Per IMDb, Bob’s acting resume was almost exclusively dedicated to Sesame Street. As long-time fans of this children’s series know, Bob and Loretta Long (who played Susan) were the two longest-standing human characters on the show.

Rest in peace, Bob McGrath.

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