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Saturday Night Live has lost its voice.
Announcer Don Pardo, whose baritone could be heard presenting the ever-changing cast week after week, passed away on Monday at his home in Tucson at the age of 96.
Don had also served as the announcer on The Price Is Right and Jeopardy!, but he was best known for SNL, where he announced 39 out of 40 seasons.
It's difficult to even imagine Saturday nights without that voice. So sad.
Here are just a few of the remembrances by SNL cast members, guests, and friends who took to Twitter to mourn his passing:
RIP Don Pardo. A voice that meant so much. http://t.co/X4q9TeHVbO
— Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers) August 19, 2014
On Sept 13th 2008 I heard Don Pardo say my name for the first time. I cried until the 16th. Thanks Don. I owe you a coffee.
— Bobby Moynihan (@bibbymoynihan) August 19, 2014
— Chris Kattan (@ChrisKattan) August 19, 2014
— Jay Pharoah (@JayPharoah) August 19, 2014
Very sad to hear of the passing of my old friend Don Pardo - truly one the all-time greats. #RIPDonPardo
— Al Yankovic (@alyankovic) August 19, 2014
rip to the most golden voice of all golden voices. SNL's and your very own Don Pardo.
— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) August 19, 2014
RIP Don Pardo - the Legendary voice of NBC was one of a kind. What a career.
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) August 19, 2014
Don Pardo thank you for saying my name twice. Dream come true. RIP LEGEND!
— christina applegate (@1capplegate) August 19, 2014
Don Pardo said my name only 3 times but I guarantee those will be some of the first things I brag to my son about one day. RIPDonPardo
— Tom Arnold (@TomArnold) August 19, 2014
So sad this day has come. We've lost not only a dear sweet man, but someone who was essential to SNL. RIP Don Pardo. pic.twitter.com/72HA5knIrG
— Laraine Newman (@larainenewman) August 19, 2014
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