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6/15/14 11:36 AM
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Casey Kasem dead at 82

The popular radio DJ and TV personality was a mainstay on “American Top 40” and similar shows for decades, as well as the voice of well-known cartoon characters, such as Shaggy from ‘Scooby-Doo.’ Kasem, who suffered from Lewy body disease — a progressive form of dementia — had been at the center of a bitter battle between three of his adult children and his second wife, Jean, over his care.

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Published: Sunday, June 15, 2014, 10:46 AM
Updated: Sunday, June 15, 2014, 11:14 AM
 
Kasem's radio style set the benchmark for Top 40 shows. The popular DJ died Sunday at 82. Chris Polk/FilmMagic Kasem’s radio style set the benchmark for Top 40 shows. The popular DJ died Sunday at 82.

Casey Kasem, the sentimental king of the music radio countdown and the television voice of Shaggy on "Scooby-Doo," died Sunday, his daughter said. He was 82.

"Early this Father’s Day morning, our dad Casey Kasem passed away surrounded by family and friends. Even though we know he is in a better place and no longer suffering, we are heartbroken," Kerri Kasem wrote on her Facebook page.

He had reportedly suffered from Lewy body disease, a form of progressive dementia, for several years. 

He became the subject of an ugly family battle when his daughter Kerri and his two other adult children from his first marriage sued his second wife Jean in an attempt to take over his care. 

His name still made news because over 40-plus years on the radio, Casey Kasem set the benchmark for contemporary countdown shows. 

He would play the top 10, 20 or 40 songs, interspersed with upbeat patter and stories about the artists or records. 

He regularly read listener dedications and never apologized for a sentimental style that often dipped into cornball. He ended each show by telling listeners, "Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars." 


Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/casey-kasem-dead-82-article-1.1830533#ixzz34iqWwsiI

6/15/14 11:38 AM
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Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars.

RIP Kasem

6/15/14 11:40 AM
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Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars.

RIP Kasem


6/15/14 11:41 AM
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6/15/14 11:43 AM
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please...

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6/15/14 11:52 AM
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6/15/14 11:54 AM
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Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars.

RIP Kasem

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6/15/14 11:55 AM
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Wow,sad news. so did the children feel his wife wasn't able to care for him?
6/15/14 12:01 PM
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mongrel 911 - Wow,sad news. so did the children feel his wife wasn't able to care for him?

It seems he named them as the ones to make such decisions on his behalf.

Sad day, man.

This guy was more-or-less omnipresent during my whole childhood, and from all accounts was a great guy, and a fellow vegetarian-wacko-lefty.

It sounds like his last year or so has pretty hard, though. So, at least it's over, I guess.

RIP, Casey
6/15/14 12:03 PM
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6/15/14 12:03 PM
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6/15/14 12:04 PM
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Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars.

RIP Kasem


And, of course, this.
6/15/14 12:06 PM
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R.I.P. I just saw a re-run of the Saved by the Bell episode where he narrates the band's success..then Zack wakes up. Phone Post 3.0
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I'm Casey Kasem. Before our next number, in going to read a message I received from a little girl in California. It says "Dear daddy, I have power of attorney and have decided to pull the plug. I hope you forgive me."..... Oh shit. Phone Post 3.0
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When I was a kid, I couldn't wait to listen to the Top 40 every weekend to hear, and to find out where on the chart my favorite songs were. That was important shit to me when I was 9 or 10 and just starting to listen to music.
6/15/14 7:09 PM
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MickColins - I'm Casey Kasem. Before our next number, in going to read a message I received from a little girl in California. It says "Dear daddy, I have power of attorney and have decided to pull the plug. I hope you forgive me."..... Oh shit. Phone Post 3.0
I totally read that in his voice ;( Phone Post 3.0

So did I...

RIP

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