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Man with the golden voice still going strong, alcohol-free

You might remember the voice of a once-homeless man named Ted Williams.

He hit the media spotlight three years ago and became known as the man with the golden voice. 'When you're listening to nothing but the oldies, you're listening to Magic 98.9'

Well, he's come a long way from standing on the side of the road doing his magical voice for a dollar. HLN has an update:

'Now, he lives with his long-time girlfriend in their own place.'
'This is the house, let me show you, I couldn't believe, Robin, that I have a fireplace! Whoa! A homeless man with a fireplace.'

It's been a long road, and Williams says he has a lot of titles, including former drug addict. He admitted he started drinking again when he was first discovered, but says he's been sober for two years now.

His voice was featured in a Kraft Macaroni and Cheese commercial. 'Kraft homestyle macaroni and cheese ... you know you love it.'

Williams has also reconnected with family members since his life took a turn for the better.

And he's written a book, fittingly called "A Golden Voice." It's advertised as an honest recollection of his life on the streets and his struggles with addiction. But the book has heartwarming moments too.

'It is a deeply American, from-the-heart comeback story about the power of hope, faith, and personal responsibility. '

We're glad to see Williams has been doing so well, and we certainly hope he got to enjoy every bit of that fireplace this winter.

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Veronika M. Boggess May 15 2014 at 1:38 PM

I'm so happy to hear that someone that was given a chance took it and made good with it! Congratulations, Mr. Golden Voice, you have every reason under the sun to be proud of yourself!!!

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DOORSTEPBABY May 15 2014 at 7:58 PM

Good for you Ted....KeepOn, moving up....

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cejohnson777 March 13 2014 at 11:40 AM

I was told, it is better to beg than steal. That is what he was doing when someone recognized his golden voice, begging to be heard.

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Leslie March 13 2014 at 11:40 AM

I live in Columbus, Ohio and I remember giving him money everytime I saw him. Ted use to hangout on the street corner as you were coming off the freeway. I remember what a beautiful voice he had and always told him he needed to take advantage of that. I am so glad that he did and he is back on his feet. Good Luck to you my dear Ted.

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tnt4776 March 13 2014 at 6:36 PM


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sknrfile March 13 2014 at 11:41 AM

i am so glad to hear that he got it together again.. it still is a kick tho, to see his face, and hear that voice come out.. amazing.. :)

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ceereed March 13 2014 at 11:42 AM

For those of us who do believe in in GOD, Baruch Hasheem. He does answer prayers.

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mercymfa ceereed March 13 2014 at 11:50 AM


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Normie Baby March 13 2014 at 11:43 AM

I just hope he can stay on the straight & narrow. Best of luck to him, I say.

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redporter March 13 2014 at 11:43 AM

Keep up the good work. The wind is at you back. Use what God has given you, your voice to help others with talents such as your. I will continue to Pray for you. Much success.

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Cora S. Poteat March 13 2014 at 11:44 AM

I am excited to hear that the Golden Voice is doing great! I don't know this man but he has been on my mind since I last saw the very frist interview of him. I often wondered what he was doing now? I went on AOL the morning and what did I see? A article about the Golden Voice. God Bless you Golden Voice and keep up the good work. May you find PEACE that the world can not take away. This is my prayer. AMEN!

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