(PCM) Don Pardo, best known for his work as the longtime announcer for NBC’s “Saturday Night Live”, has passed away at the age of 96.
Pardo passed away on Monday near his home in Tucson, Arizona and has worked on SNL since it began in 1975.
Pardo had a lengthy career during the golden age of radio before landing the announcing gig at NBC for “SNL” during the show’s first season. He continued to work on “SNL” through the end of last season, which wrapped up back in May. He can be heard performing the introduction in the finale.
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