(NEWSER) – One of television's most enduring presences has passed away at the age of 96.

Announcer Don Pardo, known for introducing Saturday Night Live for decades, died at his home in Arizona yesterday, the AP reports; the cause hasn't been revealed, though the Los Angeles Times notes that he broke a hip last year.

Pardo began working in radio in the 1940s. Hired by NBC in 1944, he remained with the network for the rest of his career. He worked as an announcer for game shows like the original Jeopardy! as well as comedies, including Your Show of Shows.

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