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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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New Reality Show March 13 2014 at 3:02 PM

hey buddy good for you and maybe do some voice overs for us and the reality show I have coming in 2014

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Andrea March 13 2014 at 2:42 PM

Yes....I'm very glad to hear Mr. Williams is doing so well.....I wish everyone could....(;-)

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pat March 13 2014 at 2:42 PM

Thank God for second chances

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louisecarn1 March 13 2014 at 2:41 PM

GREAT NEWS! Ted - way to go! Keep on keepin' on - you have a wonderful voice and a very hopeful and excellent future! Blessings to you.... :)

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vocoprosales March 13 2014 at 2:40 PM

Good for him :) You know you love it!

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Yo What-Up Homey March 13 2014 at 2:40 PM

And why did she not interview him??? She's reading the whole story...that's no way to become a real reporter. It sounded like she was talking about herself instead of him

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NeilJMc Yo What-Up Homey March 13 2014 at 2:44 PM

Because Yahoo uses 'recycled' news from other sources. The primary source(s) seem to be Columbus Dispatch and HLN.

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dave March 13 2014 at 2:36 PM

hi soo happy for you!

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supersparklinggreen March 13 2014 at 2:34 PM

Good for him, as long as he continues to only look forward.

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