Celebrity Gossip, Dirt, and Scandal

That Guy With That Voice Silenced

Posted by mattymoe on September 2, 2008

You might not know this guy by sight, but you certainly would by voice. Four words: “In a world where …”

Don LaFontaine, the guy who was the voice of more than 5,000 trailers and nearly 350,000 commercials, died yesterday at 68. And irony of all ironies, the man with the so-called “Voice of God” died of lung disease — complications from a collapsed lung.

LaFontaine’s last and perhaps best known work was parodying himself in an ad for Geico.


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