Tuesday, September 02, 2008

RIP: Don LaFontaine

Don LaFontaine died yesterday at the age of 68. You might not know his name, but I'd bet you would recognize Mr. LaFontaine's voice. He was consider the voice-over king, and rightly so. What else would you call the man behind over 5,000 movie trailers, the in-studio announcer for the Academy and SAG awards, and whose voice could be heard on ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, UPN, TNT, TBS and the Cartoon Network?

I'm going to miss hearing his iconic voice booming, "In a world where..." and I have to tell you movie previews are going to be a little less fun... "In a world where Don LaFontaine no longer resides."

Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends and fans.

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