Charlie O’Donnell

Charlie O'Donnell, the original announcer of Wheel of Fortune, has died. He was 78.

 O'Donnell died late Sunday in his Los Angeles home, his agent told The Associated Press. The cause of death is unclear.

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O'Donnell began his career with Dick Clark on American Bandstand. He started voicing Wheel of Fortune in 1975 when Chuck Woolery was host. He remained there until 1980, when he took a hiatus and later worked as an announcer for The Joker's Wild. O'Donnell returned to Fortune in 1988, where he worked until his death. O'Donnell also lent his voice to the Emmys, American Music Awards and Academy Awards throughout his career.