(Gossip-Grind News) Casey Kasem Dead At 82:
Legendary radio broadcaster Casey Kasem passed away this morning after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. Kasem was 82-years-old and had been hospitalized for two weeks at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Gig Harbor, Washington.
Kasem passed away at 3:25 a.m. on June,15. His younger brother, Mouner Kasem, and longtime friend, Gonzalo Venecia were with him when he died.
According to TMZ:
Casey was suffering from advanced Parkinson’s Disease and dementia. His wife Jean Kasem moved him to a convalescent home in Santa Monica a few months ago.
Kasem founded the “AT 40” radio franchise back in 1970 … and famously hosted the wildly popular show until 2004. He went on to do several spinoff countdown shows until he retired from radio in 2009.
He was also very famous for voicing cartoon voices like Shaggy from “Scooby-Doo” … and Robin on “Super Friends.” He was inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 1985.
Casey’s illness was marked by a bitter war between Jean and Casey’s three children from his previous marriage. The kids claimed Jean blocked them from seeing Casey for several months.