The Voice is Silenced

It’s a sad day for consumers of movies or television, which is pretty much all of us.

Don LaFontaine has died.

Its possible that name doesn’t mean a whole lot to you, but I 1000% guarantee you will recognize his voice. He has been the voice of over 5,000 movie trailers and over 350,000 television commercials and network promos. It wasn’t a real trailer or promo unless you heard his voice.

He was the one who introduced us to the line, “In a world…”.

Really, it kinda feels like an old uncle has died. You know, the one you never saw very often but got to talk to on the phone regularly? Don’s voice has been so ubiquitous that you couldn’t escape it if you tried.

I think I’m legitimately a bit sad about this. Seriously. I’ve always loved this guy’s voice.

Rest in Peace, Don.  I’ll miss you.

3 Replies to “The Voice is Silenced”

  1. Yes indeed he had a great voice and knew how to use it. We will indeed miss him.

    Can you imagine having a job like his for the last 25 years? How sweet it was.

  2. I had the same thought about the favorite uncle when I read about his death yesterday. What an incredible voice he had. In a world…wait for it…there it is…anyway, where mundane movies and products are overly lauded, he truly made some of them sound fantastic and extraordinary. I’ll miss his vocal presence at the theatre for sure.

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