June 15, 2014

Casey Kasem passed early this Father's Day

Legendary Radio and TV star, Casey Kasem passed early this Father's Day morning. His daughter Kerri said on Facebook this morning ... her dad was surrounded by family and friends. adding, "Even though we know he is in a better place and no longer suffering, we are heartbroken." Hear classic American Top 40 Countdowns with Casey Kasem on iHeartRadio.

Casey Kasem, the legendary radio broadcaster whose style set the benchmark for Top 40 shows, has died. He was 82.
Danny Deraney, publicist for Kasem's daughter, Kerri, says Kasem died Sunday 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."
Kasem's "American Top 40" began on July 4, 1970, in Los Angeles. The No. 1 song on his list then was "Mama Told Me Not to Come," by Three Dog Night.

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