Cancer Claims Lee Marshall, voice of Kellogg’s Tony the Tiger


Lee Marshall, voice of Kellogg’s Tony the

Tiger, at age 67

Michael Stark, owner of L.A. Radio Studio located at Ports O’ Call in San Pedro, broke the sad news: Legendary broadcaster and newsman Lee Marshall died Sunday at age 67.  The cause was cancer.

Most Americans know Marshall’s voice as that of Tony the Tiger, the cartoon spokesman for Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes cereal; Marshall had been the voice of Tony since 1995 when the previous voice of Tony, Thurl Ravenscroft, passed away.


But fans know him as one of the best voices ever to grace the radio airwaves. Some call his the “voice of God,” with an amazing bass depth that would make a subwoofer rumble. He hit the Los Angeles airwaves in 1970 on KHJ (930 AM) and, over the years, covered news for the original KDAY (now KBLA, 1580 AM), KABC (790 AM), and during the station’s short time of running financial news, KBLA. In San Diego he was with KCBQ (1070 AM); more recently he was with The Boomer, KVEN/Ventura.

He came to Southern California a seasoned veteran, having worked at top stations such as KRIZ/Phoenix and CKLW/Windsor, Ontario.

In addition to his radio and commercial work, Marshall was part of professional wrestling as the play-by-play voice of the American Wrestling Association, along with other wrestling organizations.



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