Don LaFontaine"Don was an institution. We've lost the best voice in the best part of the movies: the trailers."

Don LaFontaine, the man responsible for providing the voiceovers for thousands upon thousands of movie trailers, passed away on Labor Day 2008 at the age of 68 -- a great loss for movie fans everywhere.

Fellow voice personality Russ Leatherman, aka our very own Mr. Moviefone, had just come to know Don over the last few months, but LaFontaine's death still struck a chord.

In a fitting tribute, Mr. Moviefone reflects upon the life, loss and legacy of a movie legend, whose face and name you may not have known, but whose voice has probably made you laugh or cry or sent shivers down your spine through the years.

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