Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Don LaFontaine, "King of Voiceovers", has passed away

Don LaFontaine, whose work made his one of the most-recognized voices on the planet, especially for all the movie trailers that he contributed to, has passed away at the age of 68 from complications stemming from a collapsed lung.

Here's a bit of a documentary showing LaFontaine at work and others discussing his prolific vocal talent...

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear of his passing, He had the greatest voice ever! By the way, does anyone know if he did the nariation for the discovery channel "A Haunting"?

qemuel said...

This makes me very sad. End of an era...
:(

Drew M said...

NO! Not the movie voice guy! I'm gonna miss hearing his voice in movie trailers, and TV-spots.

Brian said...

That's actually very sad. It's odd imagining a world without "In a world where..." The man had amazing talent, and the movie/TV world won't be the same without it. Movie trailers are going to suck now.

Crystal said...

We lost a great man and a great talent. So sad. :-(