Monday, June 16, 2014

Casey Kasem, an incredible talent died at 82

Casey Kasem, the internationally famous radio host, has died on Sunday morning. He was 82. He died at a Washington state hospital at 3.23 am on June 15, surrounded by his family members and friends. 

His death confirmed by his daughter Kerri Kasem in a Facebook post on Father’s Day. He was suffering from Lewy body disease, a common form of progressive dementia. 

He was a cheerful person and resonant voice who became him the king of the top 40 countdown, which ran for decades. Casey Kasem, radio personality and actor, best known for being the host of the music radio programs American Top 40.

Kerri Kasem wrote on twitter and Facebook: "Even though we know he is in a better place and no longer suffering, we are heartbroken". She also said the whole world will miss an incredible talent and we will miss our dad.

Kasem’s radio show began on 1970 in Los Angeles.  After his death was announced many friends and fans began sharing their memories of the disc jockey. On final episode he explained "When I signed off, I just said, 'And don't forget, keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars.” I just did not want to say goodbye.

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