Voiceover artist Hal Douglas has died, aged 89.

He passed away on Friday (07Mar14) at his home in Lovettsville, Virginia after suffering complications related to pancreatic cancer.

Douglas was famed for his work providing voiceovers for movie trailers, lending his booming vocals to countless film previews, and was one of Hollywood's most sought-after voice artists from the 1970s until his retirement in the 2000s.

He was best known for his use of the phrase "In a world..." and his story was told in 2013 short film A Great Voice.