INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Central Indiana television icon Bob Glaze, best known as “Cowboy Bob,” died on Friday after suffering an apparent heart attack. He was 73-years-old.
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.
As the news of the local legend’s death broke, some of his close friends, fellow stars, and admirers reflected on his life and career.
RIP Cowboy Bob…most mornings before school. "If you don't have anything nice to say don't say anything at all." https://t.co/Zaav8TIb6m
— Mike Delph (@MikeDelph) September 17, 2016
Sad to hear Cowboy Bob passed. I've been a big fan since I was a kid.
— Governor Mike Pence (@GovPenceIN) September 17, 2016
— Bob Kevoian (@bobkevoian) September 18, 2016
— Greg Browning (@greg_browning) September 17, 2016
— Chronic Hoosier (@ChronicHoosier) September 17, 2016
Happy Trails Cowboy Bob. You've been a good friend to the fire service teaching countless kids on fire safety… https://t.co/Jgmc8KrAUh
— Fishers Fire Dept. (@FishersFireDept) September 17, 2016
Cowboy Bob was a huge part of my childhood. RIP
— JMV1070 (@JMV1070) September 17, 2016
"Don't forget to take your nap, keep smiling, and remember … if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all." #cowboybob
— Mark Perry, CPA (@MarkPerryCPA) September 17, 2016
RIP Cowboy Bob–glad I got to meet you one last time. pic.twitter.com/vcaZLqeoPy
— Der Pretzel Wagen (@derpretzelwagen) September 17, 2016