Voice-Over Artist Don LaFontaine Passes Away

As reported in the Los Angeles Times, Don LaFontaine, the highly sought-after voice-over artist whose sonorous-voiced narration on several thousand movie trailers earned him the title of "The Trailer King," has died. He was 68.
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As reported in the Los Angeles Times, Don LaFontaine, the highly sought-after voice-over artist whose sonorous-voiced narration on several thousand movie trailers earned him the title of "The Trailer King," has died. He was 68.

LaFontaine, who also did voice-over work on countless radio and network television promotional spots and commercials, died Monday of complications after treatment for an illness at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, his family said. The illness was not specified.

To read the full story, visit the L.A. Times' Website.

In addition, LaFontaine was profiled in Mix's April 2006 "Project Studio" column, "The Voice of God in High Def."