The man with the booming voice, hand-picked for the “SNL” job by creator Lorne Michaels — the man who famously announced “It’s Saturday Night Live!” starting from the very first episode of “SNL” in 1975 died on Monday night.
He reportedly died in his sleep in Tucson, AZ.
Don Pardo has featured on 38 of the 39 seasons . Don had been working with NBC since 1944 and provided voice work on everything from baseball games to newscasts and even gameshows — spending 7 years on “The Price is Right” starting in 1956.
After that gig, Pardo spent 11 seasons on “Jeopardy” back when Art Fleming hosted the show.
He was a pioneer in almost every facet of television. RIP DON.