Don Pardo, who many know today as the iconic voice of Saturday Night Live, died Monday in Arizona at the age of 96.
Pardo had worked for NBC since 1944. At New York NBC owned station WNBC, he was the announcer for Live at Five in the 1980s.
According to NBC, many of those featured on SNL said they didn’t feel like they’d made it until Pardo announced their name.
RIP Don Pardo. A voice that meant so much. http://t.co/X4q9TeHVbO
— Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers) August 19, 2014