An NBC spokesperson confirms that Don Pardo, the announcer of Saturday Night Live for nearly 40 years has died. He was 96.

Back in march of 2013 Pardo broke his hip causing him to miss two episodes of the SNL season, but he was scheduled to be back introducing the cast starting in September. 

Born Dominick Pardo on Feb. 22, 1918, in Westfield, Mass. Pardo wanted to be an actor but figured he wasn’t good-looking enough. 

No other details of his death have been given at this time.