Actor Bob McGrath has passed away at the age of 90, she reported, among other things CNN.
The actor is best known for his contribution to a total of 47 seasons of the popular show TV show “Sesame Street”. In Norway, the NRK series was manufactured based on the well-known program known as “Sesame Station”. It was broadcast on NRK throughout most of the 1990s.
And it was his family who confirmed his death to foreign media.
The McGrath family has some sad news to share. Our father, Bob McGrath, passed away today. His family said in a statement that he died peacefully at his home, surrounded by his family.
The non-profit educational organization behind the program, Sesame Workshop, also spoke out postmortem.
“The lead actor, Bob, has brought the tunes of ‘Sesame Street’ to life like no one else has, and his performances have brought delight and amazement to generations of children around the world,” the organization wrote on Twitter.
“We will be forever grateful for his many years of passionate and creative contributions to ‘Sesame Street’ and are honored that he shared so much of his life with us,” they wrote.
McGrath appeared in the first episode of the children’s program in 1969, and ran for 47 seasons of the series as Bob Johnson.
He resigned in 2017, but even after that time he has represented “SimSim Station” at many events over the years.
Dagbladet corrects: In the first version of this case, it looked as if the American “Sesame Street” and the Norwegian “Sesame Station” were the same. This is not true and is explained in Dagbladet’s article.
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