An internet sensation known as “Paint-Eating Grandpa” has passed away at the age of 91. Bobby, who unwittingly became a meme in 2019 after a viral incident involving mistaking paint for yogurt, peacefully passed away in his sleep earlier this year, as confirmed by his granddaughter, Alex.
Alex shared the news of her grandfather’s passing on Instagram, paying tribute to his life by sharing heartfelt sentiments and a collection of his videos and pictures. Bobby’s death occurred in June, leaving his family and admirers in mourning, but also expressing immense gratitude for the global outpouring of support.
In her emotional post, Alex recalled Bobby’s joyful nature, highlighting his penchant for making people laugh and his comfort in being the subject of humor. She honored his full life as a doctor, musician, father, and grandfather, emphasizing his love for bringing joy to others, a sentiment echoed by the internet community that embraced him, told Mirror.
Following the news of his passing, heartfelt tributes flooded in, with fans expressing their condolences and sharing how Bobby’s lighthearted antics brought joy to their lives. Many recalled the unique sense of humor that made Bobby endearing to a worldwide audience.
Bobby’s impact resonated deeply with many, with fans reminiscing about the joy and laughter he brought into their lives. His legacy as the “GOAT” (Greatest Of All Time) in their hearts was commemorated in the comments, underscoring the enduring impact of his internet presence.
Following his unexpected internet fame in 2019, his granddaughter Alex created an Instagram account to share Bobby’s daily life and moments, allowing him to continue entertaining and connecting with his audience until his passing. His bio humorously portrayed him as a “retired psychiatrist, yogurt connoisseur, and your grandma’s favorite meme,” encapsulating his essence as a beloved internet personality.