Don Pardo, the announcer of Saturday Night Live since it’s debut, has passed away at the age of 96. On Monday night, a spokesperson confirmed his death, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Pardo was the announcer of SNL since its first release in 1975. Also, he made appearances in sketches in the first seasons of the show.
Pardo, as well as announcing for Saturday Night Live, he also announce for other programs such as The Price Is Right, Jeopardy!, and NBC Nightly News. He received a lifetime contract with NBC, and he formally retired in 2004. He was the voice for SNL until his death.