Casey Kasem died Sunday morning. The iconic radio legend and host of American Top 40 was 82.
News broke from Facebook, after the radio master’s daughter Kerri revealed the news that many anticipated would sadly come this week.
Kerri posted, “even though we know he is in a better place and no longer suffering, we are heartbroken.”
Parkinson’s Disease consumed the end part of Kasem’s life. Dementia stemming from the disease required his family to keep him in nursing care, which is why his wife Jean Kasem moved him into a convalescent home in Southern California.
Some youngsters out there may not know this fun fact: Kasem was the voice for Shaggy from “Scooby Doo” and he was also Robin on ‘Super Friends”. Holy fireballs, Batman, if there was nothing better than hearing his voice announcing the Top 40 songs in America, which is what really set his iconic status.
Kasem created the ‘AT 40′, a radio franchise that set a standard since 1970.
In 1985, Kasem was inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters. There is news to report of some family conflict during Kasem’ s last few months, but out of respect we will instead focus on the legacy of Kasem and be thankful for the great memories he created with his smooth, energetic voice.