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Casey Kasem

Dead at 82

15 Jun, 2014

A statement from the family says that Kasem died before dawn in a California hospital surrounded by friends and family. Social media posts express the family’s sentiments.

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.

Statements of support come in from fellow celebrities, including his American Top 40 replacement, Ryan Seacrest.

When I was a kid, I would listen to Casey Kasem’s AT40 show every weekend, and dream about someday becoming a radio DJ. So when decades later I took over his AT40 countdown show, it was a surreal moment. Casey had a distinctive friendly on-air voice, and he was just as affable and nice if you had the privilege to be in his company. He’ll be greatly missed by all of us.