Casey Kasem dead: US radio icon dies on Father's Day

Radio icon Casey Kasem is dead. The man behind the American Top 40 countdown and the voice of Shaggy in Scooby-Doo died on Father's Day.

Casey Kasem
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Various reports over the weekend said the legendy radio personality passed away at St. Anthony's Hospital in Gig Harbor, Washington, on Sunday, June 15.

He was 82.

According to a Wikipedia entry, Kasem is best known as host of the popular radio show from 1970, and eventually its spin-offs, until his retirement in 2009. He also provided the voice of the cartoon character Shaggy Rogers for over three decades.

In 2009, Kasem retired from voice acting and from hosting both America's Top 20 and America's Top 10. However, he provided the voice of Colton Rogers, Shaggy's father, on Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated on a recurring basis from 2010 until 2013.


The famous disc jockey and actor was granted a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1981. Four years later, he was inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame radio division. He became a radio hall of famer in 1992 and was honored as a radio icon in 2003.

Casey Kasem had four children, three from Linda Myers whom he married from 1972 to 1979 and one from actress Jean Kasem, his wife from 1980 until he died.