Gary Owens of ‘Laugh-In’ and ‘Space Ghost’ fame is dead at 80 – by Karen Butler

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 14 (UPI) — Television announcer and voice artist Gary Owens has died at his home in Los Angeles after a lifelong battle with diabetes. He was 80.

Variety reported he died Thursday, but the entertainment industry trade newspaper did not specify an exact cause of death.

Best known as the announcer on the sketch comedy series Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In, Owens also lent his voice to more than 3,000 cartoons, perhaps most notably providing the voice of the title character on the animated series Space Ghost.  

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