Voice Of The Lone Ranger Falls Silent

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Voice Of The Lone Ranger Falls Silent
The man behind the booming voice of The Lone Ranger radio and TV series has died at the age of 89.

Fred Foy passed away from natural causes at his Woburn, Massachusetts home on Wednesday, his daughter Nancy has confirmed.

The star began his career as an actor before landing the job as a narrator on The Lone Ranger radio broadcast in 1948. He later worked on the cowboy TV series of the same name.

He became famed for the introductory line, "A fiery horse with the speed of light, a cloud of dust and a hearty 'Hi-Yo Silver!'... The Lone Ranger!"

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Fred Foy, Famed Lone Ranger Announcer, Dies at 89

Fred Foy, an announcer best known for his work on The Long Ranger radio and TV series, died Wednesday, according to The Associated Press. He was 89.

Foy died of natural causes at his home in Woburn, Mass., his daughter told the news agency.

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Long Ranger announcer Fred Foy has died

A big piece of America's youth died today with the news of "The Lone Ranger" announcer Fred Foy's passing. Mr. Foy's voice over accompanied the stirring William Tell overture that opened each Lone Ranger TV show to millions of radio listeners and TV viewers in the 1940s and '50s. Mr. Foy died Dec. 22 of natural causes at his home in Woburn, Mass. He was 89. His legendary script that delighted Baby Boomer children: "Hi-Yo, Silver! A fiery horse with the speed of light, a cloud of dust and a hearty 'Hi-Yo Silver' ... The Lone Ranger! With his faithful Indian companion, Tonto, the daring and resourceful masked rider of the plains led the fight for law and
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