Sesame Street star Bob McGrath dies aged 90 as tributes pour in for actor

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    Sesame Street actor Bob McGrath died at 90 on Sunday (December 4) as tributes pour in for the legendary actor.

    The actor’s family confirmed the devastating news on Facebook, where they shared: “Hello, Facebook friends. Our father, Bob McGrath, passed away today. He died peacefully at home, surrounded by his family.”

    Bob was one of the original and longest-standing human stars of Sesame Street, where he appeared on the show from 1969-2017.

    The legendary actor starred in 460 episodes throughout 47 seasons and also served as an educator and musician.

    He performed many of the show’s original songs, including People in Your Neighborhood, Sing a Song and if You’re Happy and You Know It.

    Bob was also one of the voices behind Sesame Steet’s extremely popular theme song, Can You Tell Me How to Get to Sesame Street?

    The actor also appeared in many Sesame Street productions, including standalone films, sing-alongs, and holiday specials.

    These include The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland, Follow That Bird, Christmas Eve on Sesame Street, Big Bird’s Story Time, Sesame Street’s 50th Anniversary Celebration, Sesame Street: Friends to the Rescue and many more.

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