Twitter debates the most recognizable voices in music and movies

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He struck a chord on Twitter.

When the hashtag “JamesEarlJones” started trending early Monday morning, Twitter users feared the worst. Thankfully the 90-year-old “Star Wars” actor is alive and well: Jones’ name had simply been mentioned during a raging debate over iconic celebrity voices.

Twitter denizen “Emmyjo” had sparked the discussion Sunday evening by posing the question, “Who has the most recognizable voice of all time?”

Many social media cinephiles thought the deep-voiced “Star Wars” actor was at the tip of the phonograph when it comes to note-able vocal cords, beating out everyone from music stars to fellow actors.

“James Earl Jones. Hands down,” replied one fan about the Oscar winner, who most famously voiced Darth Vader in the “Stars Wars” Franchise. Jones also memorably lent his resonant bass to characters from “Conan The Barbarian” baddie Thulsa Doom to Mufasa from the “Lion King.”

Another thought that the deep-timbered “Coming To America” star had the most recognizable “speaking voice” but that Elvis Presley’s trademark Tennessee drawl was unmatched in the music industry. Other contenders included honey-throated “The Big Lebowski” narrator Sam Elliot, Morgan Freeman, singer Karen Carpenter and even Dennis Haysbert, the sonorous spokesman for Allstate Insurance.

But Jones’ name quickly started trending due to his prominent pitch, sparking concerns that the accomplished thespian had completed his “circle of life.”

“Twitter really needs to add an asterisk or something to differentiate between “fun trending” and “your favorite actor died,” wrote one concerned netizen.

Another relieved fan commented, “James Earl Jones is all right fam! Just Twitter praising him! Just figured I’d do my part in preventing any heart attacks!” They included a gif of Denzel Washington clutching his chest in “Training Day.”

Another wrote, “Dear Twitter. Please don’t trend legends like Morgan Freeman and James Earl Jones without descriptions. Thank You. Sincerely, My Heart.”

Some mistakenly thought Jones was going viral because today is his birthday — it actually falls on January 17.

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