Daughter of legendary radio host Casey Kasem, Kerri, wrote on her Facebook page that the internationally famous radio broadcaster, died today. He was 82.
In recent years, Kasem was trapped in a feud between his three adult children and his second wife, former actress Jean Kasem.
Though, Kasem’s legacy reached well beyond music. His voice was heard in TV cartoons such as “Scooby-Doo” (he was Shaggy) and in numerous commercials.
“They are going to be playing Shaggy and Scooby-Doo for eons and eons,” Kasem told The New York Times in 2004. “And they’re going to forget Casey Kasem – unless they happen to step on his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. I’ll be one of those guys people say ‘Who’s that?’ about. And someone else will say, ‘He’s just some guy who used to be on the radio.”’
Others might forget, but we won’t.
R.I.P. Casey Kasem.