Saturday Night Live 'SNL' Announcer/Legend,Don Pardo dies at 96



Don Pardo -- the man who famously announced "It's Saturday Night Live!" starting from the very first episode of "SNL" in 1975 -- passed away Monday night at the age of 96 ... NBC officials confirm. Pardo reportedly died in his sleep in Tucson, AZ. 

The man with the booming voice was hand-picked for the "SNL" job by creator Lorne Michaels -- and was featured on 38 of the 39 seasons (he missed season 7). He also missed 2 episodes in 2013 after suffering a broken hip. 

But he got back to work after healing up and continued to serve as "SNL" announcer when the show resumed in September 2013. He worked all the way up until the "SNL" season finale back in May. 

Pardo 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.



Former "SNL" writer John Mulaney tweeted... saying, "Goodbye Don Pardo. You worked from World War II until this May. You were cool as hell. I'm very lucky I got to talk to you those few times."
What a legend,May his soul rest in peace,Amen.

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