Alan Kalter Obituary – Death : Alan Kalter, the “voice” of CBS’ “Late Show With David Letterman” for most of its run, passed away unexpectedly and suddenly on Monday October 4, 2021. It was reported that he died at Stamford Hospital, with wife Peggy and his daughters Lauren Hass and Diana Binger at his side leaving them in great grief and fear.
Causes of Alan Kalter’s Death…
The circumstances surrounding the actual cause of death had not been made public as at the time of writing this report. Investigation is still on-going to know the actual cause of death.
As everyone knows, he leaves behind the pride & joy of his existence, families and friends. His loss will have a significant impact on our entire college community. Alan’s commitment to his loved ones and his love of learning has forever positively impacted the lives of many.
How Old Was Alan Kalter When He Died ?
Alan Kalter died at the age of 78. The little reminders that cause tears today will turn into little reminders that make us sad and then those little reminders will eventually make us smile and remember Alan just as he would have wanted us to-with love, a grin and maybe a cold one.
Who Was Alan Kalter ?
A native New Yorker, Kalter was born in Brooklyn and raised in Little Neck and Cedarhurst, New York. Besides his wife and daughters, Kalter also leaves behind a brother, Gary, two sons-in-law, grandchildren Samantha, Ethan and Jordan Hass, Isabelle and Owen Binger; and many nieces and nephews.
Kalter took over as Letterman’s announcer on Sept. 5, 1995, replacing Bill Wendell, who had retired. Kalter remained with “Late Show” until Letterman ended his tenure in May 2015.
Although the gig centered on announcing the guests at the top of each show and other various introduction elements, Kalter soon became a pivotal part of “Late Show,” often in scripted segments in which he satirically flew off the handle and stormed off stage; played himself as deviant and creepy; and often being the butt of jokes.
Nicknamed “Big Red” and “TV’s Uncle Jerry,” Kalter might be seen in an Elvis jumpsuit or ripping his shirt off to sing a song. Other bits included “Alan Kalter’s Celebrity Interview.” Kalter’s full commitment to the bit usually elicited a big grin and chuckle from Letterman.