Following a long illness, Casey Kasem passed away this morning at the age of 82 from Lewy Body Dementia.
Born Kemel Amin Kasem in Detroit, MI, he was best known as the host of American Top 40 and as the voice of Norville “Shaggy” Rogers on Scooby Doo. He began his broadcasting career as a soldier during the Korean War for Armed Forces Radio. He would host AT40 from 1970 to 1988 and 1998 to 2004, while hosting a competing “Casey’s Top 40” in the years between.
Classic American Top 40 from the 70s and 80s are still run in syndication and have a dedicated channel on IHeartRadio.