Actor Bob McGrath, who was an authentic forged member on the beloved kids’s present “Sesame Avenue,” has died on the age of 90, his family said Sunday.
“Hey Fb mates, the McGrath household has some unhappy information to share. Our father Bob McGrath, handed away as we speak. He died peacefully at residence, surrounded by his household,” his household mentioned.
McGrath was an everyday forged member on “Sesame Avenue” from 1969 to 2016, and remembered by many kids and adults as we speak as music instructor and pleasant neighbor Bob Johnson. He was one in every of 4 non-muppet forged members on “Sesame Avenue” when it debuted. He was identified for a lot of songs, together with “Sing, Sing a Tune,” “Consider in Your self” and “The Folks in Your Neighborhood.”
Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit behind the present, mentioned on Twitter that he “embodied the melodies of Sesame Avenue like nobody else, and his performances introduced pleasure and surprise to generations of youngsters all over the world.”
“We will likely be without end grateful for his a few years of passionate artistic contributions to Sesame Avenue and honored that he shared a lot of his life with us,” Sesame Workshop said.
Previous to his profession at “Sesame Avenue,” he was a well known artist in Japan and was a singer on the Sixties present “Sing Together with Mitch.”