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Bob McGrath, ‘Sesame Street’ Star, Dead at 90

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Bob McGrath, ‘Sesame Street’ Star, Dead at 90

Bob McGrath, ‘Sesame Street’ Star, Dead at 90

Bob McGrath, , ‘Sesame Street’ Star, Dead at 90.

NBC News reports that McGrath's family confirmed his death on Dec.

4 via Facebook.

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, McGrath family, via Facebook.

Sesame Workshop also issued a statement honoring the "beloved member of the 'Sesame Street' family for over 50 years.".

Sesame Workshop also issued a statement honoring the "beloved member of the 'Sesame Street' family for over 50 years.".

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, , Sesame Workshop, via statement.

... whether teaching them the ABCs, the people in their neighborhood, or the simple joy of feeling music in their hearts, Sesame Workshop, via statement.

... whether teaching them the ABCs, the people in their neighborhood, or the simple joy of feeling music in their hearts, Sesame Workshop, via statement.

A revered performer worldwide, Bob’s rich tenor filled airwaves and concert halls from Las Vegas to Saskatchewan to Tokyo many times over.

, Sesame Workshop, via statement.

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, Sesame Workshop, via statement.

Prior to joining the iconic children's show, McGrath had a singing career and signed with Columbia Records' Japanese label.

Prior to joining the iconic children's show, McGrath had a singing career and signed with Columbia Records' Japanese label.

McGrath joined 'Sesame Street' in 1969 and became one of the most prominent faces of the franchise.

He is survived by his wife, five children and eight grandchildren


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