Alan Kalter Obituary-Cause of Death – Passed Away: Alan Kalter, the “voice” of CBS’ “Late Show With David Letterman” for the greater part of its run, has kicked the bucket, Variety has affirmed. He was 78.
As per Rabbi Joshua Hammerman of Temple Beth El in Stamford, Conn., Kalter kicked the bucket at Stamford Hospital, with spouse Peggy and his girls Lauren Hass and Diana Binger next to him.
Kalter took over as Letterman’s broadcaster on Sept. 5, 1995, supplanting Bill Wendell, who had resigned. Kalter stayed with “Late Show” until Letterman finished his residency in May 2015.
Albeit the gig focused on reporting the visitors at the highest point of each show and other different presentation components, Kalter before long turned into an essential piece of “Late Show,” regularly in prearranged portions in which he satirically went ballistic and stomped off stage; played himself as freak and dreadful; and frequently being the victim of jokes.
Nicknamed “Huge Red” and “television’s Uncle Jerry,” Kalter may be found in an Elvis jumpsuit or ripping his shirt off to sing a tune. Different pieces included “Alan Kalter’s Celebrity Interview.” Kalter’s full obligation to the piece normally evoked a major smile and laugh from Letterman.
Regardless, Kalter was consistently game. “To us ‘Late Show’ authors Alan was far beyond only the ‘From New York…’ fellow,” said previous “Late Show” essayist Carter Bays, who went on to co-make “How I Met Your Mother.” “He was our dream. We cherished composition for him. A particularly happy presence on the show. Also, around the workplace. Sit back and relax Big Red.”