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In a world without Don LaFontaine…

September 5, 2008
The Voiceover King

The Voiceover Master

Don LaFontaine passed away on September 1.  The statement from his family:

“Voice-over great Don LaFontaine passed away just before 2PM on September 1, 2008 at the age of 68. Nita, his wife of 20 years, was with him, as was his best friend, Paul Pape. Don was under the care of a very dedicated team of physicians at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Unfortunately, his treatments left him depleted. In the last week of his life, Don fought hard and appeared to be stabilizing but he ultimately succumbed to the many complications brought on by the side effects of the treatments.

Don’s wife, Nita, and his daughters Christine, Skye and Elyse wish to thank everyone for the overwhelming outpouring of love, prayers and support that they have received from all over the world. In addition to his achievements as a legendary voiceover artist, he was a wonderful father, generous friend and most loving husband.

Funeral Services will be private. A Celebration Of Life Service is being planned in Los Angeles.”

You’ve heard him…everybody has heard him, if nowhere else, at least on the Geico commercial spot. He did over 5,000 movie trailers, plus hundreds of thousands of other sound files of one kind or another. It’s really sad…I’m going to miss his voice.

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