Don Pardo, the longtime announcer for Saturday Night Live, has passed away at the age of 96. CBS Radio broke the story with confirmation from Pardo's daughter. 

Pardo has been with NBC since the 1950s and lent his voice to The Price Is Right, Jeopardy!, and a variety of other shows, but he's best known for his work on SNL since its inception in 1975. He officially retired in 2004 but continued to prerecord introductions from his home in Arizona. 

It'll be weird when the 40th season opens next month without Pardo's voice. It's safe to say we can expect some sort of tribute since the man's literally been there since day one and his voice is an iconic part of the show's history. 

 

[via CBS Radio]