Casey Kasem – the man who taught the world to count to 40 backwards passed away yesterday (Sunday) at the age of 82. The legendary radio star and voice actor had been suffering from dementia.
A message from his daughters Facebook page – “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.”
Not only was Casey the voice of The American Top 40, which he hosted for a total of 24 years, from 1970-88, and again from 1998-2004, he was also the voice of Shaggy…from Scooby Doo