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Casey Kasem, radio and TV personal bid farewell

Posted by elegant On July - 17 - 2014

A famous American disc jockey, Casey Kasem died on June 27, 2014. He was a TV and radio personality, voice actor as well as an actor. But he is well known for his American Top 40 that aired from 1970 to until his retirement in 2009. He is also the voice of “Shaggy” Rogers in Scooby-Doo. He wore many hats famous and not so famous. Born in Detroit, Michigan, Kemal Amen “Casey” Kasem’s parents were Lebanese Druze immigrants. He began his broadcasting career in Flint, Michigan after the war and it took him all over the US. After settling down in Los Angeles, California his career began to bloom. Along with several others he started the American Top 40 in July 1970.

In 2013, his family revealed that he is suffering from Parkinson’s disease since 2007. Later he was also diagnosed with Lewy body dementia a close cousin of Parkinson’s. They together made him unable to speak and after a lengthy fight among family members for care and custody, he died on June 6, 2014 at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Gig Harbor, Washington. He received his star on Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1981.

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