Fred Foy, Famous For ‘Lone Ranger’ Intro, Dies
BOSTON (AP) — Fred Foy, the radio announcer best-known for calling out “Hi-Yo, Silver!” in his passionate lead-in to “The Lone Ranger,” has died at his Massachusetts home.
His daughter, Nancy Foy, says her father died Wednesday of natural causes. He was 89.
Nancy Foy says her father worked as an actor before landing the job as the announcer on “The Lone Ranger” in 1948. Radio historian Jim Harson said Foy’s dramatic introduction, performed over and over for the live program, was so good it “made many people forget there were others before him.”
Nancy Foy says that to the end of his life, her father never tired of repeating the intro to anyone who would ask.
Fred Foy is survived by his wife of 63 years, Frances Foy, and their three children.