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Voice of Tony the Tiger

Dead at 64

5/8/2014 1:39 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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There is nothing grrrrrrrreat about this news ... the guy who voiced Tony the Tiger has passed away. 

Lee Marshall died of esophageal cancer on April 26 at the age of 64 at a hospital in Santa Monica, his son told the LA Times

Marshall first got the Kellog's gig in 1999, filling in for the original Tony, Thurl Ravenscroft. He took over the gig full time in 2005 when Ravenscroft passed away at the age of 91.

Marshall got his first job in radio at the age of 14. He was said to have had such an unusually deep voice as a child, that he lied about his age in order to get work.

He also had several news radio gigs and worked as an announcer for professional wrestling.

Marshall is survived by his wife, son, stepdaughter and granddaughter.

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Rhubino    

Don't ignore acid reflux folks - it can lead to esophageal cancer.

86 days ago
2.

nick    

Life is too short....

86 days ago
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IDGAF69    

Only took TMZ 2 weeks to report it.. crack reporting there fellas.. cant even put an image of the guy up.. way to respect..

86 days ago
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Lucky Lucy    

RIP Lee. I'll pour out my bowl of Frosted Flakes tomorrow morning for my homie.

86 days ago
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BLUE UGLY 💩    

Frosted Flakes gave him cancer, how sad.

86 days ago
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01void    

Raise the frosted flakes box in salute to him, therrre great

86 days ago
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franklyspeaking    

Awww thats awful..:(

86 days ago
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fifithepoodle    

U were grrrreeeaaattttttt. R. I. P dear Man.

86 days ago
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6one9    

Lots of famous people ARE dying `` this year!!!

What UP with that!?!

86 days ago
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myopinion    

R.I.P. condolences to his family.

86 days ago
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DJeffexx    

Acid Reflux is no Joke. He had a Recognizable Voice! Another radio legend gone. R.I.P.

86 days ago
12.

Matt    

12 day old news is somehow, "Breaking News" in TMZ land?

Crack reporting there guys. Or should I say you should go back to reporting on crack because it's what you are best at.

86 days ago
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ms.b    

Fosted flakes are more than good they're grrrreat ! And so are you. R.I.P you will truly be missed.

86 days ago
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H8Kardash    

Didnt he die like 2 weeks ago?? I dont think this is breaking news anymore TMZ..maybe if you got your heads out of V Stivianos tranny a ss then you wouldnt be weeks behind on stories

86 days ago
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zombie    

I thought this happened last week or so. TMZ, your head is shoved so far up Stiviano's She-Male parts you think this is "Breaking" news?

86 days ago
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