Skip to comments.Casey Kasem Dead at 82
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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The countdown has ended. RIP, Case.
Rest in Peach.
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.
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.
Sad that at the end of his life, his family became so contentious. May he now find peace.
Rest in “Peach”?
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.
Ruh-Roh Shaggy’s gone.Hope they have Scooby Snacks in heaven.
Was the voice of “Shaggy Rodgers” and Meriadoc Brandybuck in the 1980 Cartoon of “The Return of the King”.
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...
Listened to the countdown more times than I can remember.
American Icon if there ever was one.
Listening to the countdown in the 70’s and 80’s was a treat.
Now the fight over his estate can begin in earnest —
He’s counting them down with Allah now.
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