Casey Kasem Passes Away at 82
After a hard-fought battle with Lewy body dementia, legendary radio disc jockey Casey Kasem passed away on Sunday (June 15).
The former top hit music countdown host passed away with his family by his side in at a hospital in Gig Harbor, Washington at the age of 82.
As previously reported by GossipCenter, Kasem's degenerating health condition caused a firestorm within his family after battles raged regarding his healthcare. Casey's three children from his first marriage fought with his current wife over visitation and the treatment decisions for the radio personality. His daughter eventually won rights to her father and decided to take him off life support last week.
Casey is well recognized for his work on "American Top 40," counting down the Billboard pop music hits for nearly two generations. He also shared celebrity anecdotes and letters from listeners. Ryan Seacrest succeeded him.
“He carried on a national conversation to draw people in,” Ron Simon, a curator for radio and television, said at the Paley Center for Media in New York.
Kasem also voiced Shaggy in the "Scooby-Doo" cartoon series.
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