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The Snowman from Smokey and the Bandit dies

Submitted by on September 3, 2008 – 2:46 pmNo Comment

We have lost many iconic names over the past year, including

It is with a heavy heart then, that I reveal that (aka The Snowman in ) died recently. At 71 he had lived a full life through movies and music. Indeed, he wrote and performed East, Bound and Down (from Smokey and the Bandit) and was responsible for songs such as Amos Moses and Patches.

He died of complications from emphysema. He, like the names above will be sorely missed by many including myself.

Below is an idea of the first of our losses this week. The man behind the voice: Don LaFontaine. No trailer will be the same without him.

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