INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Local television legend Bob Glaze, more commonly known as “Cowboy Bob,” has passed away at the age of 73, according to family.
Bob’s sister-in-law Linda confirms to CBS4 that he passed away around noon Friday after suffering a possible heart attack.
Funeral arrangements are still pending.
From 1970 to 1989, Bob hosted the afternoon cartoon show on WTTV Channel 4. He appeared first as the host of the “Chuck Wagon Theatre” before it became known simply as “Cowboy Bob’s Corral.”
For a generation of Hoosiers, Cowboy Bob was an after-school companion who entertained with his cast of TV characters. Cowboy Bob also educated and engaged his audience subtly on issues like fire safety.
“You know, I wanted to be, if possible, a surrogate brother, father to the kids out there and that was my motivation,” said Bob in an interview with CBS4 earlier this year.
Below is Bob Donaldson’s interview with Cowboy Bob:
Many have taken to social media to express their condolences and share their fond memories of the TV personality, including Governor Mike Pence. Here are just a few posts:
Cowboy Bob entertained and inspired children in Indiana for generations. RIP "Cowboy Bob" Glaze, you were a true Indiana original
— Governor Mike Pence (@GovPenceIN) September 17, 2016