Bob McGrath, Beloved Original Resident on ‘Sesame Street,’ Dies at 90

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Bob McGrath, an actor who spent more than half his life playing a resident on Sesame Street, putting a human face on the beloved children’s show across 47 seasons of broadcast television, died on Sunday, his family said. He was 90.

In a Facebook post announcing McGrath’s death, his relatives wrote that he had “died peacefully at home, surrounded by his family.” A cause of death was not given.

“Words cannot begin to express what Bob meant to me: a role model, a mentor, a friend,” fellow Sesame Street star Alan Muraoka, who joined the show in 1998, wrote in a Facebook post on Sunday evening. “His kindness and wicked sense of humor were such a joy, and I loved him so much… Rest well my friend. You did good.”

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