Casey Kasem, the singular voice of the immensely popular syndicated weekly top-40 pop music countdown show American Top 40 and the distinctive voice of Norville “Shaggy” Rogers from the long-running animated series, Scooby-Doo, died on Sunday, June 15, 2014 after a long and often painful battle with Lewy body dementia at his home in Gig Harbor, Washington. He was 82 years old.
Mr. Kasem’s daughter Kerri posted a picture of her Dad on Facebook with this statement:
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.
Farewell Mr. Kasem. Your voice has been and will always be missed.
image via caseykasem.com