How Did Sesame Street Actor Bob McGrath Die? Cause Of Death Explained

Sesame Street is now so much more than just a television programme. The children’s programme from 1969 has created a whole new ecosystem. Look no further than DoorDash’s “Sesame Street”-themed Super Bowl commercial of 2021 if you don’t believe us. Despite the fact that Big Bird is now instantly recognisable, many people felt that “Sesame Street” had sold out when it started appearing in commercials and advertisements. However, the commercial did allow us to see more of “Hamilton” actor Daveed Diggs, so that was a plus.

Since “Sesame Street” has been around for such a long time, many iconic characters have since passed away. Bob McGrath, known for his memorable lines in “Sing Along With Bob,” and one of the original cast members of the programme, has now joined that list, The New York Times reported. On December 4, McGrath, who was 90 years old, passed away surrounded by family. The family had decorated his room for the holidays and sung with him before he passed away, according to his daughter Cathlin McGrath, who spoke to the media outlet. We just knew he wanted to leave the way he lived, she continued.

Bob McGrath was ‘very happy to stay home’ with his wife and children

At his New Jersey home, Bob McGrath passed away. The New York Times was informed by his daughter Cathlin McGrath that her father was dealing with complications following a stroke. McGrath was a mainstay of “Sesame Street” to the point where Sesame Workshop created a five-part tribute to the well-known “People In Your Neighborhood” voice actor on Twitter.

McGrath had been a part of the TV programme for more than 50 years, according to Sesame Workshop. The tweets further stated that McGrath was a well-liked performer around the world. “A founding cast member, 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,” they read. According to CNN, McGrath appeared in an incredible 47 seasons of “Sesame Street” and ended filming in 2017 but never truly left the programme. Long after his retirement, he continued to frequent “Sesame Street”-themed gatherings. In actuality, there was substantial debate about his departure from “Sesame Street.” The Times reported that when HBO took over the TV show in 2016, they did not renew his contract or those of other regulars like Emilio Delgado and Roscoe Orman.

However, McGrath was unfazed by the development. He stated at a ComicCon that year in Florida, “I couldn’t be happier to spend a little more time at home with my wife and kids. If I wanted an additional five minutes, I’d be so greedy.”

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