Bob Ross was born on October 29, 1942, he was an American painter, art instructor and television host. He was the creator and host of The Joy of Painting, an instructional television program that aired from 1983 to 1994 on PBS in the United States and in Canada, Latin America and Europe. Ross went from being a public television personality in the 1980s and 1990s to posthumously being an Internet celebrity in the 21st century.
Ross died at the age of 52 on July 4, 1995 due to complications from lymphoma, which he had battled for several years. His remains are interred at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Gotha, Florida under a plaque marked “Bob Ross; Television Artist”. Ross kept his diagnosis a secret from the general public; his lymphoma was not known outside of his circle of family and friends until after his death.
Remembering Bob Ross who passed away on this day in 1995 pic.twitter.com/sttpOfj8Gb
— Diane Doniol-Valcroze (@ddoniolvalcroze) July 4, 2020