Archive for September 2nd, 2008

02
Sep
08

In Passing… Jerry Reed (1937-2008)

Singer, actor, and songwriter Jerry Reed passed away yesterday from complications with emphysema. He was 71 years of age. Reed was known for such hits as “When You’re Hot, You’re Hot,” and “Eastbound and Down,” the theme to “Smokey and the Bandit” in which Reed played sidekick to Burt Reynolds. He spent time acting on TV shows and other movies, and even directed a film called, “What Comes Around.” He will be missed.

 

For more information, check out the following link:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0715274/

 

Thoughts and prayers go to his family and friends.

 

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02
Sep
08

In Passing… Don LaFontaine (1940-2008)

Wow. This one is another that shocked me.

 

Voice-over talent Don LaFontaine passed away yesterday afternoon from complications with Pneumothorax. He was 68 years old. LaFontaine is best known as “The Voice”; he has provided his voice to over 750,000 TV spots as well as over 5,000 movie trailers. Since the mid-1960’s he has been the narration for trailers, creating the formula and the famous opening words “In a world…” His notoriety came in the late Nineties when he began doing commercials for Hollywood Video and more recently, Geico. He will be missed.

 

For more information, check out his website at:

http://www.donlafontaine.com

 

Thoughts and prayers go to his family and friends.