Don Pardo, iconic TV announcer, dies at 96
POSTED: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 5:00am
UPDATED: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 5:29am
Pardo died at his home in Tucson
New York, NY — The Houston Chronicle is reporting; Don Pardo, the durable television and radio announcer whose booming baritone became as much a part of the cultural landscape as the shows and products he touted, including "Saturday Night Live," died Monday in Arizona. He was 96.
Pardo died at his home in Tucson, where he moved after retiring from "SNL," said his daughter, Dona Pardo. Executive producer Lorne Michaels asked him to continue with the show, so he flew back and forth to New York for many years. In recent years, he recorded his introductions from his Tucson home.