Who is Bob McGrath?

Bob McGrath was born in Ottawa, Illinois, USA, on June 13, 1932. He was an actor best remembered for his roles in Sesame Street, Follow That Bird, and 3:10 to Yuma.

In 1969, he made his Sesame Street debut as the amiable music instructor Bob Johnson. Over the course of 47 seasons and five decades of broadcast television, he was a staple for children all over the world.

After making his last appearance on the show in 2017, McGrath continued to be associated with it by making public appearances at numerous “Sesame Street”-related events.

When did he pass away?

McGrath’s death was confirmed by his family members through a post on his Facebook page that said, “The McGrath family has some sad news to share. Our father Bob McGrath, passed away today.“

He passed away at 90 years of age peacefully with his family by his side. McGrath’s daughter Caitlin McGrath said that he passed away following complications of a stroke.

The sesame workshop released a statement saying, “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.”

McGrath is survived by his wife, Ann McGrath, who is 89, his five children and eight grandchildren.

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