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Fred Foy, 'Lone Ranger' announcer, has died at age 89

Fred Foy, whose booming voice announced the arrival of The Lone Ranger TV series in the 1950s, has died. He was 89; he died of natural causes, said a representative for his family. If you were a kid in the ’50s, chances are just hearing

Foy’s stirring, “Hi-Yo, Silver! A fiery horse with the speed of light, a cloud of dust and a hearty ‘Hi-yo Silver – The Lone Ranger!’” can give you goosebumps.

Foy began

announcing The Lone Ranger series when it was still on radio in the late 1940s. He was also the announcer for another classic adventure series, The Green Hornet. In this clip, he talks about what The Lone Ranger meant to him:

Foy was also the announcer for The Dick Cavett Show. He was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 2000.

Originally posted December 22 2010 — 2:36 PM EST

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