Members of the Saturday Night Live family and other Hollywood celebrities are remembering Don Pardo and his legendary voice following his death on Monday at age 96.
Pardo's voice graced SNL, newscasts, game shows and TV programs for some 60 years. He voiced the introductions on SNL for 38 seasons.
"My voice is my Achilles' heel," Pardo said in a 1985 interview with The Associated Press. "When I get sick, it's always my voice."
Don Pardo, announcer for SNL, has died at 96. I want to tell a brief story about this man. I always… http://t.co/078lUMMmSl— Dane Cook (@DaneCook) August 19, 2014
Don Pardo thank you for saying my name twice. Dream come true. RIP LEGEND!— christina applegate (@1capplegate) 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
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 Don Pardo. A voice that meant so much. http://t.co/X4q9TeHVbO— Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers) August 19, 2014
1983, my 1st day on-air at WNBC, Don Pardo said my name in the Live @ Five open. He came up, smiled and said, "I punched it for you". Yes!!— Al Roker (@alroker) 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
Our condolences to the family of Don Pardo. He was a legend & a gentleman whose voice will never be forgotten. We're lucky to have known him— SNL Weekend Update (@SNLUpdate) August 19, 2014
When I was drowning in panic, completely lost+struggling... Don Pardo was very kind and gentle and quiet with me. Such a beautiful man. RIP— Jay Mohr (@jaymohr37) August 19, 2014
Any SNL actor will tell u:the ultimate moment of your career was hearing Don Pardo say your name. Each week he represented a dream come true— Rachel Dratch (@TheRealDratch) August 19, 2014