Bob McGrath, Sesame Street cast member, dead at 90

Bob McGrath, an original Sesame Street cast member, has died at the age of 90.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO)— Bob McGrath, an original Sesame Street cast member, has died at the age of 90.

His family says he died peacefully at home, surrounded by family. McGrath appeared in the Sesame Street pilot in 1969 and went on to work on 47 seasons of the show. He played the friendly neighbor Bob Johnson.

The Sesame Workshop paid tribute, saying his performances brought joy and wonder to generations of children around the world.

McGrath is survived by his wife and five children.

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