Death of Don LaFontaine

August 26, 1940 - September 2008
Los Angeles, California | Age 68

The 'King of Voiceovers' dies at 68
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LOS ANGELES — Don LaFontaine, the man who popularized the now loved-catch phrase, "in a world where..." and lent his voice to thousands of movie previews, has died. He was 68.

LaFontaine died Monday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center from complications in the treatment of an ongoing illness, said Vanessa Gilbert, his agent.

LaFontaine made more than 5,000 previews, called trailers, in his 33-year career while working for the top studios and television networks.

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