Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Don LaFontaine: The King of Voiceovers

Don LaFontaine, died on Monday (9/1/08) at the age of 68, was known as the "King of Voiceovers". I had the pleasure of meeting him on a couple of occasions. He was always very sweet and everyone enjoyed what he had to say about the voiceover business.

According to ET Online, LaFontaine died due to 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.

Don LaFontaine recorded more than 5,000 film trailers, television commercials, network and video game promotions. He was married to the singer and actress Nita Whitaker, who survives him with their two daughters. He will be missed!!