Thurl Ravenscroft has passed on. Most folks know him as the voice of "Tony the Tiger", but he was a family friend and a true gentleman from the old school. His voice commanded attention, could not be confused for anyone elses, and made him his living.
But his kindness and class will only be known to those who had the pleasure of meeting him.
Thurl worked for Disney and Kelloggs, but most who have known him realize he gave some of his greatest performances for the Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach, CA. He was a class act and will be missed.
Thanks for the memories Thurl, I'm sure you and June are both somewhere where it is Grrrrrrrrrrreattt!