Casey Kasem, legendary DJ, dead at 82

Casey Kasem, legendary DJ, dead at 82

Casey Kasem, the longtime radio host of “American Top 40,” died Sunday at 82, according to his daughter Kerri.

“Early this Father’s Day morning, our dad Casey Kasem passed away surrounded by family and friends,” Kerri said in a Facebook post. “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.”

Kasem also was the voice of Shaggy in the “Scooby-Doo” cartoons and one of the most recognizable voices on American radio. Kasem suffered from Lewy body disease, a form of dementia with symptoms similar to Parkinson’s disease and hallucinations.

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