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    Movie Voiceover Guy Don LaFontaine Dies at 68

    LaFontaine, known as the "King of Voiceovers," died Monday afternoon at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. LaFontaine's agent, Vanessa Gilbert, tells ET that he passed away following complications from Pneumothorax, the presence of air or gas in the pleural cavity, the result of a collapsed lung. The official cause of death has not yet been released.

    Over the past 25 years, LaFontaine cemented his position as the "King of Voiceovers." Aside from being the preeminent 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.

    He recently parodied himself on a series of national television commercials for Geico. At last count, he has worked on nearly 5000 films, including appearances as the in-show announcer for the Screen Actors Guild and Academy Awards. Based on contracts signed, he has the distinction of being perhaps the single busiest actor in the history of SAG. Don is survived by his wife -- singer/actress Nita Whitaker, and three children: Christine, Skye and Elyse.
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    RIP

    He had one badass voice.
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    damn, this sucks.

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    just wont be the same RIP

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    In a world where Don LaFontaine is dead, jetsfan28 is sad

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    Dude, that sucks. RIP.

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    In a world without Don LaFontaine, all movie trailers will suck.

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    In a world were some dude beats you to the punchline by seconds.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Your Name Here View Post
    In a world were some dude beats you to the punchline by seconds.....






    Seriously though, that really sucks. I've heard him in interviews, on movie podcasts and such, and he always seemed like a pretty cool guy.
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    .... whats going to happen to trailers now?

    RIP good man


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    hes the guy from that geico commercial

    R.I.P.
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    Wow this is so shocking.. RIP Don.. The Voice will be missed

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    That's a shame. Had a fantastic voice. He'll be missed.

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    Pablo Fransisco does a mean impersonation.

    RIP Climax guy!
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    Man, first Bernie, now Don. RIP.

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