It is with an extremely heavy heart that we announce that Bob McGrath – “Bob” from Sesame Street – has passed away.

Bob, as many of you know, was an original cast member on Sesame Street, having debuted in the very first episode of the series. Lending his boyish charm and a beautiful Irish tenor to the series, he was an important part of all our childhoods.

With over 50 years as a resident of The Street, we got the rare opportunity to see Bob grow along with the show, graduating from our neighborhood pal to the perfect straight-man to any given Muppet to a beloved grandfather-type. Even with fewer appearances in later years, Bob was always a presence on Sesame Street, and it surely won’t be the same without him.

Stay tuned to as we continue to celebrate Bob throughout the week. And Bob – wherever you are – thanks for everything.

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by Joe Hennes –

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