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A Legend Is Gone – Casey Kasem Passes Away At The Age Of 82

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The legendary voice is gone.  Casey Kasem, host of American Top 40, the biggest radio countdown show of the 70s and 80s, and the voice of Scooby Doo, Shaggy, and countless other voices, has died. He was 82.

Kasem’s daughter’s publicist indicated that the legend passed away this morning.

“We are confirming that Casey Kasem passed away at 3:23 a.m. this morning at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Gig Harbor, WA,” Deraney’s statement said. “He was surrounded by Kerri, Mike, Julie and close family and friends. No cause of death given. The family will not be doing any press at this time.”

My fond memories of listening to American top 40 were mainly in the 80s, when I would sit in my room on Sunday afternoon with my boom box, recording as much as the top 40 as I could.  I always waited to hear what poor sap was going to be featured in the week’s long distance dedication.

Farewell to a true legend of radio.  Mr. Kasem will certainly be missed, and I will never forget his signature closing each week…”Keep your feet on the ground, and keep reaching for the stars.”  Read more about Casey Kasem here.




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