Posts Tagged ‘voice

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.