Don LaFontaine Dies

Legendary Voiceover artist Don LaFontaine Dies At 68

You may not know his name but you’ll certainly recognise his voice, Don LaFontaine, the legendary Voiceover artist, has died. He was 68.

LaFontaine died Monday afternoon at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. According to his agent, he passed away following complications from Pneumothorax.

Over the past 25 years, LaFontaine cemented his position as the “King of Voiceovers.” Aside from being the pre-eminent voice in the movie trailer industry, Don also worked as the voice of Entertainment Tonight and The Insider, as well as for CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox and UPN, in addition to TNT, TBS and the Cartoon Network.

By conservative estimates, he voiced hundreds of thousands of television and radio spots, including commercials for Chevrolet, Pontiac, Ford, Budweiser, McDonalds, Coke, and many other corporate sponsors.

You can check out a clip of LaFontaine in action below: