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Don Pardo Dead - 'Saturday Night Live' Announcer Dies at 96

Don Pardo Dead -  'Saturday Night Live' Announcer Dies at 96

Don Pardo, the voice of Saturday Night Live, has died at the age of 96.

The Saturday Night Live announcer’s daughter Paula confirmed his death to CBS Radio. The cause of Don‘s death is currently unknown.

In March 2013, Don broke his hip and was forced to miss two episodes of the SNL season, but he was back to introducing the cast by September.

Don was the announcer for Saturday Night Live for 38 seasons and worked for NBC for almost 70 years, since the 1940s.

We send out our thoughts and condolences to Don‘s family during this difficult time.

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8 Comments

# 1
Art Fleming/Jeopardy anncr @ 08/19/2014 at 12:33 am

He was also Art Fleming, the original host of Jeopardy’s announcer

# 2

RIP Don Pardo. Hope SNL ends after 40 years on NBC soon.

# 3

He seemed like a dedicated and loving person. It’s a shame that all these incredible figures are dying. I am praying for his family and friends. I hope he Rests in Peace.

# 4

cause of death unknown? lol
probably had something to do with the fact he was 96
yeash

# 5

RIP Don. He will be missed. Albeit small, he was a vital part of SNL.

# 6

That voice intro that has been a staple Of SNL for many seasons is going to be hard to replace considering he has done it for so long. But I agree will be missed, despite having a small part of the SNL lore.

# 7

Loved Jeopardy!
Here’s to you Don. after the commercial. yuck! I hate that. lol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvUZijEuNDQ

# 8

Everyone is a comedian sarcastic but Me! I am the undisputed next Saturday Night Live commentator. Dennis Miller is great especially when your talking with him and forget your pen:). Ask Dennis I need to be the next Saturday Night Live opener.

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