Don Pardo, longtime 'SNL' announcer, dies at 96

August 19, 2014 5:33 AM

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Don Pardo, longtime 'SNL' announcer, dies at 96

You may not have known him to look at him, but you most certainly would have recognized his voice. Don Pardo, the velvet-toned television announcer famous for having introduced the lineups on Saturday Night Live since its premiere, died Monday at the age of 96, according to multiple media reports.

Pardo died peacefully at his home in Tucson, Arizona, where he moved after retiring from "SNL" in 2006, said his daughter, Dona Pardo. Creator and executive producer Lorne Michaels asked him to continue with the show, so many weeks he recorded his introductions from his Tucson home, she said.

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