Alan Kalter, ‘Late Show’ announcer for David Letterman, passes away

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NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 09: Alan Kalter attends the Museum Of The Moving Image 28th Annual Salute Honoring Kevin Spacey on April 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)

(WJW) — Alan Kalter, the long-time announcer for David Letterman on “The Late Show,” has passed away at 78.

Fox News reports Kalter was the announcer from 1995 through 2015.

Rabbi Joshua Hammerman, of Temple Beth El in Connecticut, told Fox News Kalter died peacefully at a hospital.

In a statement to Newsweek, Letterman said he and show producers knew right away they wanted Kalter to be the show’s announcer. He called him the “best announcer in television.”

Kalter leaves behind his wife, Peggy, and three daughters, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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