Don LaFontaine has died at the age of 68.
If you don’t know who Don is, let me spark your memory… think movie trailers and then:
“In a world…”
His voice is probably one of the most recognizable in America, but not his face. At least now you can see what this gentleman looked like, although I wish it wasn’t on such a sad occasion.
Don passed Monday away following complications from Pneumothorax, the presence of air or gas in the pleural cavity, the result of a collapsed lung.
He has worked on almost 5,000 films and was not too proud to poke fun at himself in a recent Geico commercial.
And here is a 5 minute video biography of Don:
Some people may mistake Don LaFontaine with Hal Douglas, who has a similar voice.
Don is survived by his wife, singer/actress Nita Whitaker, and three children: Christine, Skye and Elyse.
Don’s official website is here if you want to explore some of his work: DonLaFontaine.com