Grandfather Who Became Meme After Eating Paint He Thought Was Yogurt Dead at 91

His granddaughter confirmed he passed away peacefully earlier this year.

The grandfather who went viral for eating paint he thought was yogurt has died aged 91, his granddaughter confirmed in a post on Instagram.

"Today would’ve been Bobby’s 92nd birthday," Bobby's granddaughter Alex Stein wrote in a post shared on November 2. "For those who don’t know, he passed away peacefully in his sleep this June. And though he’s missed tremendously, he really did live a long, happy, healthy & fulfilling life as a doctor, musician, father, and grandfather."

Bobby went viral in February 2019 after his granddaughter shared a tweet showing his spoon sitting in green paint and the aftermath of the forbidden snack. "He loved nothing more than to make people laugh, so having the internet as his audience truly meant the world to him," she wrote. "Huge thanks to everyone who’s supported Bobby boy over the years—I’m confident you guys will keep his legend alive."

The original tweet that kickstarted Bobby's viral fame showed his lips covered in green paint. "Sooo my grandpa ate half a quart of paint today thinking it was yogurt," Stein wrote in a tweet. She later clarified that his stomach was apparently "completely unfazed" by the paint. In an Instagram post, she added that poison control "laughed" about the incident, too.

Following his viral fame, Stein shared intermittent videos and photos of her grandfather on Instagram all the way up until October 2021.


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