RIP: Famed Radio Personality Casey Kasem Dies At Age 82
Jun 15, 2014 11:50AM
Casey Kasem has died at the age of 82.
Reports confirm the radio personality, who was born Kemal Amin Kasem, died on Sunday, June 15 in a California hospital.
"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," daughter Kerri Kasem wrote on her Facebook page.
Kasem was known for doing the voice of Shaggy on Scooby-Doo. In addition, he launched "American Top 40" in 1970 before Ryan Seacrest took over as host. Kasem, however, hosted his own "Top 40" show for 10 years.
"Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars," the father of four said at the end of every program.
In recent years, Kasem's health declined as he was reportedly suffering
from Lewy body disease, a form of progressive dementia.