Legendary Radio Personality, Casey Kasem, Dies At 82

Some sad news to report today. The incredibly talented broadcaster, Casey Kasem, was taken off life support early Sunday morning. He died at the age of 82 at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Gig Harbor, Washington.

Last week, a judge ruled that Kasem’s daughter could resume end of life proceedings. The former “American Top 40” host suffered from a progressive form of dementia commonly known as Lewy Body Disease. Everyone agreed keeping him on life support would only continue his pain.

His daughter, Kerry Kasem, released the following statement yesterday.


“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. Thank you for all your love, support and prayers. The world will miss Casey Kasem, an incredible talent and humanitarian; we will miss our Dad.

With love, Kerri, Mike and Julie.”

As we mentioned above, most people will remember Casey as the radio legend. The host of one of the most iconic radio shows in history. He was also an extremely talented voice-over artist. You remember Scooby-Doo’s best friend, Shaggy? That was Casey Kasem’s voice.

Kasem’s daughter Julie will host a memorial celebration at her home in California for her father. The celebration will take place this Saturday. No other funeral arrangements have been announced at this time.