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Casey Kasem Dead at 82
ABC News ^ | 6/15/2014 | Lesley Messer

Posted on 06/15/2014 8:22:11 AM PDT by Yossarian

Casey Kasem has died.

ABC News confirmed that the radio personality died today in a California hospital. He was 82.

Born Kemal Amin Kasem in Detroit, the disc jockey began his career in nearby Flint before becoming an announcer on Armed Forces Radio Korea Network in 1952. Upon his return, he went on to work at radio stations in California, Ohio and New York before launching "American Top 40" in 1970. He hosted that show until 1988, and then a revived version from 1998 until 2004, when Ryan Seacrest took over. From 1988 until 1998, Kasem hosted a show called "Casey's Top 40."

"Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars," was how he ended every program.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: caseykasem; euthanasia; kasem; obituary; radio; scoobydoo; shaggy; starvedtodeath
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Adios, Casey.... RIP.
1 posted on 06/15/2014 8:22:11 AM PDT by Yossarian
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To: Yossarian

The countdown has ended. RIP, Case.


2 posted on 06/15/2014 8:23:19 AM PDT by OwenKellogg (Fundamental transformation leads to ... you don't want to go there, buddy.)
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Rest in Peach.


3 posted on 06/15/2014 8:23:46 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: All
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4 posted on 06/15/2014 8:25:16 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: Yossarian

RIP, Casey.


5 posted on 06/15/2014 8:25:48 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: Yossarian

RIP, Casey. You provided the soundtrack for so many of my weekends back when I was a teenager.


6 posted on 06/15/2014 8:26:03 AM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: exDemMom
RIP, Casey. You provided the soundtrack for so many of my weekends back when I was a teenager.

For me, too, when he was on KRLA.

7 posted on 06/15/2014 8:28:02 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Yossarian

Sorry to hear. Loved him for the top 40 - every week. Then the big countdown for the year around New Year’s - I recorded from that.

Also, Shaggy and the like (Alexander, etc) from Hanna-Barbera. My son will miss him, too. He did that in the revivals of Scooby, too.


8 posted on 06/15/2014 8:29:40 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Yossarian

Sad that at the end of his life, his family became so contentious. May he now find peace.


9 posted on 06/15/2014 8:29:45 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Yossarian
Keep reaching for the stars...

RIP Casey.

10 posted on 06/15/2014 8:30:08 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Yossarian; qam1

Still around?

GenX ping


11 posted on 06/15/2014 8:31:43 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Enterprise

Rest in “Peach”?


12 posted on 06/15/2014 8:31:48 AM PDT by A_Tradition_Continues (formerly known as Politicalwit ...05/28/98 Class of '98)
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To: Yossarian

Judge orders Casey Kasem’s water, food, medications restored

Los Angeles (CNN) — A Los Angeles judge ordered doctors to resume water, nutrition and medication infusions for Casey Kasem on Monday.
The decision came during a hearing in which a lawyer for the iconic radio host’s wife accused Kasem’s daughter of denying food, water and medication to her father to hasten his death.
Monday’s hearing was the latest in a series of court battles over control of health decisions for Kasem, 82. He suffers from Lewy body dementia, which has no cure, according to court documents.
The retired “American Top 40” host is in critical condition at St. Anthony Hospital in Kitsap County, Washington, where his wife, Jean Kasem, took him last month amid the legal dispute with her stepchildren.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/09/showbiz/casey-kasem-family-dispute/index.html


13 posted on 06/15/2014 8:32:38 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Yossarian

Ruh-Roh Shaggy’s gone.Hope they have Scooby Snacks in heaven.


14 posted on 06/15/2014 8:33:04 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Audentis Fortuna Iuvat)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis; fidelis; JDoutrider; Tax-chick; Altariel; Ann de IL; DollyCali; ...

Was the voice of “Shaggy Rodgers” and Meriadoc Brandybuck in the 1980 Cartoon of “The Return of the King”.


15 posted on 06/15/2014 8:33:23 AM PDT by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: Yossarian

I grabbed a copy of ‘Billboard’ every week so I could ‘spoil’ Casey’s show before it was broadcast in our area...great way to skip over the crap I didn’t want to listen to...


16 posted on 06/15/2014 8:34:32 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: exDemMom

Listened to the countdown more times than I can remember.


17 posted on 06/15/2014 8:35:08 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Yossarian

RIP Casey.

American Icon if there ever was one.

Listening to the countdown in the 70’s and 80’s was a treat.


18 posted on 06/15/2014 8:35:35 AM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?s)
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To: Yossarian

Now the fight over his estate can begin in earnest —


19 posted on 06/15/2014 8:37:46 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Yossarian

He’s counting them down with Allah now.


20 posted on 06/15/2014 8:38:42 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: A_Tradition_Continues
Oh Noooooooooo, I CAN'T BELIEVE I DID THAT!

REST IN PEACE!

21 posted on 06/15/2014 8:39:08 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: A_Tradition_Continues

He went up to the Big Peach in the sky located over Georgia!


22 posted on 06/15/2014 8:39:39 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Yossarian

And the family starts suing each other in 3....2....


23 posted on 06/15/2014 8:40:21 AM PDT by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: Yossarian

He was a public icon I bumped into only rarely. When I did, he seemed like a decent positive individual. I’ll miss the guy.

Evidently so will a number of men who served in Korea.


24 posted on 06/15/2014 8:44:47 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: Jack Hydrazine

lol - that’s what I thought. Is that what they say in Georgia for rest in peace?


25 posted on 06/15/2014 8:46:45 AM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: exDemMom

Yep, I also listened to the countdown every week.

He retired from the final version of his countdown show in 2009. At the time, it was reported he retired to have more time for other projects. But now we know he was in declining health at that time.

I hope the family fued will end. I hope there is not a big fight over his estate, or ongoing recriminations over who did what, or who said what, during his final illness.


26 posted on 06/15/2014 8:48:15 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: Yossarian

RIP.


27 posted on 06/15/2014 8:49:32 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Yossarian

Ponderous.


28 posted on 06/15/2014 8:50:58 AM PDT by NotSoFreeStater (If you choose not to decide you still have made a choice)
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To: Yossarian

Keep reaching for the Stars Casey....RIP


29 posted on 06/15/2014 8:51:06 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron ("Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism" Vladimir Lenin)
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To: JudyinCanada

In Idaho, they say “Rest in Potatoes.”


30 posted on 06/15/2014 8:52:08 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Yossarian

Rest in peace, Mr. Kasem.


31 posted on 06/15/2014 8:52:27 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: JudyinCanada
"lol - that’s what I thought. Is that what they say in Georgia for rest in peace"

No, but we should.

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

32 posted on 06/15/2014 8:53:49 AM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: NotSoFreeStater

Ha. I saw what you did.


33 posted on 06/15/2014 8:54:52 AM PDT by MattinNJ (It's over Johnny. The America you knew is gone. Denial serves no purpose.)
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To: Yossarian

RIP Casey.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuXkC1DvuWI


34 posted on 06/15/2014 8:55:43 AM PDT by FreedomGuru (Time for torches and pitchforks.)
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To: Yossarian

My young adult life was spent listening to him...


35 posted on 06/15/2014 8:58:00 AM PDT by Monkey Face (All I need right now is a hug and five hundred thousand dollars in cash.)
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To: Yossarian

Loved your countdown shows, Casey! You finished at number two in my book (#1 being Dick Clark).


36 posted on 06/15/2014 8:59:02 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: DoughtyOne

Very liberal. Supported McGovern, Nader and Kucinich.


37 posted on 06/15/2014 8:59:35 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Yossarian

He was #1 on the all time Top 40.


38 posted on 06/15/2014 9:01:25 AM PDT by DownInFlames
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To: Yossarian
Despite his politics, Casey was a part of all of our lives for such a very long time. He was one of the most familiar cartoon voices (Shaggy was merely his best known).

His dedications on "American Top Forty" could be quite moving. I recall his reading a letter from a listener before playing Asia's Only Time Will Tell that was one of the most poignant things I ever heard.

39 posted on 06/15/2014 9:01:29 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (The Left: speaking power to truth since Shevirat HaKelim.)
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To: Yossarian

And those who withheld food and water, as though that is “medical treatment”, will now have access to his earthly fortune...


40 posted on 06/15/2014 9:03:33 AM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: JudyinCanada

In rural Georgia probably.


41 posted on 06/15/2014 9:05:43 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: dfwgator

Thanks DFWGator. I didn’t follow his politics, but it doesn’t surprise me. He had to have traveled some pretty Leftist pathways in his career. Probably voted for the louse we have in the White House right now.

Definitely the dark side...


42 posted on 06/15/2014 9:07:53 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: EveningStar

Lebanese Druze. I knew he was from Detroit and just assumed he was Lebanese Christian.


43 posted on 06/15/2014 9:09:14 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Yossarian

RIP, Shaggy!


44 posted on 06/15/2014 9:22:56 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: jjotto

Probably an atheist, rather than a Muzzie.


45 posted on 06/15/2014 9:23:07 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Fiji Hill

ME TOO I remember him on KRLA back in da day


46 posted on 06/15/2014 9:23:31 AM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Yossarian

What a coincidence - he went and hid for a while, was found just recently (by his “loving” inheritors of his money); and now he’s dead.


47 posted on 06/15/2014 9:25:19 AM PDT by celmak
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To: Yossarian

Finally out of misery and that selfish family. You are in better company now. Those vultures can’t touch you any longer.


48 posted on 06/15/2014 9:28:20 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Relax Casey, besides Dick Clark, you have a very able replacement in Ryan Seacrest for the young ins. You did your job well.


49 posted on 06/15/2014 9:29:30 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Yossarian

.....And that is it for our countdown, RIP, Casey Kasem.


50 posted on 06/15/2014 9:29:50 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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