"King of Voiceovers" Don LaFontaine Dead

Postby Marinepits » September 2nd, 2008, 8:09 am


"King of Voiceovers" Don LaFontaine Dead At 68

September 2, 2008 7:44 a.m. EST
Jordan Casey - Celebrity News Service

Los Angeles, CA (AHN) - Voice over artist Don LaFontaine died Monday of complications relating to a collapsed lung.

LaFontaine was 68 years old.

LaFontaine's prolific voice has been hear in hundreds of thousands of commercials for both radio and television. Most recently taking jabs at himself in a rare on screen appearance in Geico insurance commercials.

Nicknamed "King of the Movie Trailers", LaFontaine has worked on more than 3,500 films, television shows and other projects. He had once claimed he can voice nearly 80 spots in a day.

LaFontaine is survived by his actress wife, Nita Whitaker, and three children.

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Postby jmashaney » September 2nd, 2008, 8:20 am

In a world...

Sad. :(
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Postby BigDogBuford » September 2nd, 2008, 12:10 pm


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Postby pitbullmamaliz » September 2nd, 2008, 5:23 pm

Wow... :(
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Postby pmashaney81 » September 3rd, 2008, 1:17 am

It is a sad day for the movie industry.
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Postby DemoDick » September 4th, 2008, 1:56 am

At least Peter Cullen is still alive and kicking.

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