Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Sad news...


Hey guys. I hate bringing you sad news, but another, influential person has passed away...Don LaFontaine, the world famous voice over artist, and trailer announcer for almost 5000 films and 350,000 commercials, has passed away at the age of 68 from complications of Pneumothorax. Here's a statement from his website...


Over the past 25 years, LaFontaine cemented his position as the "King of Voice-overs." Aside from his continuing work in the trailer industry, he has also been the voice of NBC, CBS, ABC, Fox and UPN, in addition to TNT, TBS and the Cartoon Network. By conservative estimates, he has voiced hundreds of thousands of television and radio spots, including commercials for Chevrolet, Pontiac, Ford, Budweiser, McDonalds, Coke, and many other corporate sponsors. At last count, he has worked on nearly 5000 films, including appearances as the in-show announcer for the Screen Actors Guild and Academy Awards. Based on contracts signed, he has the distinction of being perhaps the single busiest actor in the history of SAG.


May he rest in peace....

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