DEAD: Casey Kasem

DEAD: ON THIS DATE

Casey Kasem (aged 82)
American disc jockey, music historian, radio personality, voice actor, and actor

Kemal Amin “Casey” Kasem (April 27, 1932 – June 15, 2014) was an American disc jockey, music historian, radio personality, voice actor and actor. He was the host of several music radio countdown programs, notably American Top 40 from 1970 until his retirement in 2009. He also provided the voice of Norville “Shaggy” Rogers in the Scooby-Doo franchise from 1969 to 1997, and again from 2002 until 2009.

DEATH: On June 15, 2014, Kasem died at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Gig Harbor, Washington at the age of 82. The immediate cause of death was reported as sepsis caused by an ulcerated bedsore. His body was handed over to his widow, who made funeral arrangements. Reportedly, Kasem wanted to be buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale.

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