Pardo, who worked for NBC for seventy years, passed away late Monday night.

Pardo joined SNL as an announcer for the show's first episode in 1975, missing just the seventh season,and a handful of episodes last year due to a broken hip.

"Every year the new cast couldn't wait to hear their name said by him," Lorne Michaels told the New York Times.

The show celebrated his 90th birthday with a live tribute in 2008.

Although he retired in 2004, he continued to record the SNL intros from his home in Arizona.