Casey Kasem

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Casey Kasem
Kasem and his wife Jean at the 1993 Emmy Awards
BornKemal Amen Kasem
27 Apryle 1932(1932-04-27)
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Dee'd15 Juin 2014(2014-06-15) (aged 82)
Gig Harbor, Washington, U.S.
Alma materWayne State University
ThriftRadio personality, stand-up comedian, musician, disc jockey, actor, comedian
Years active1954–2009
Hauf-marrae(s)Linda Myers (m. 1972-1979, divorced)
Jean Kasem (m. 1980-2014, his death)
BairnsKerri, Julie, Mike (with Myers)
Liberty (with Thompson)

Kemal Amen "Casey" Kasem (Aprile 27, 1932 – Juin 15, 2014) wis an American disc jockey, radio personality, muisic historian, staund-up comedian, actor, sangster, muisicker, vyce airtist, an comedian. He wis kent for his mony vyce roles in cartoons an for bein a public radio personality.[1]

Early life[eedit | eedit soorce]

Kasem wis born Kemal Amen Kasem in Detroit, Michigan on Aprile 27, 1932,[1][2] tae Lebanese immigrant parents. Thay settlit in Michigan, whaur thay workit as grocers.[1]

Kasem graduatit frae Northwestern High School in Detroit an Wayne State University.[3]

Career[eedit | eedit soorce]

Kasem's career began in the radio business in the 1950s in Flint, Michigan. He then made his first film appearance in Easy Rider in 1967.

He wis the host o the weekly American Top 40 radio shaw frae 1970 tae 1988, an again frae Mairch 1998 until Januar 10, 2004. Ryan Seacrest is nou the host. Kasem is the host o twa weekly radio shows, American Top 20 with Casey Kasem an American Top 10 with Casey Kasem.

Kasem did the vyce o mony adverteesements, haes done mony vyces for Sesame Street, an is the vyce o 'Shaggy' for the animatit telly shaw Scooby-Doo.[1]

Kasem retirit in 2009 acause o auld age an heal concerns.

Personal life[eedit | eedit soorce]

Kasem marrit Linda Myers in 1972. The couple haed three childer.[1] Kasem then marrit Jean Thompson in 1980.[1] The couple haed ane bairn. Kasem livit in Washington state.

Kasem wis a Democrat. He narratit telly ads for 1972 preses candidate George McGovern's campaign.[4]

Disappearance[eedit | eedit soorce]

On Mey 12, 2014, Kasem wis declared missin bi a Los Angeles court judge orderit an investigation for his whereabouts.[5] Suin efter, Kasem wis foond alive in Washington state, havin movit oot o the United States.[6]

Health[eedit | eedit soorce]

Kasem sufferit frae Parkinson's disease an an early form o dementia.[7]

On Juin 6, 2014, Kasem wis in critical but stable condeetion at a hospital in Washington state hospital, receivin antibiotic treatment frae bluid pressure an bedsores. He an aa suffers frae Lewy body disease, the maist common teep o progressive dementia efter Alzheimer's an haes been bed-ridden.[8]

Daith[eedit | eedit soorce]

Kasem deit in Gig Harbor, Washington frae complications o dementia, agit 82.[9] He is survivit bi his wife, Jean, an fower childer.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. a b c d e f "Casey Kasem Biography (1932-)". Retrieved 10 Mey 2011. Source notes: "some sources cite 1933"
  2. "Casey Kasem's birthday". Archived frae the original on 30 Apryle 2009. Retrieved 5 Juin 2014.
  3. "Person of the Week: Casey Kasem". ABC News. 2 Januar 2004. Archived frae the original on 12 October 2004. Retrieved 1 Januar 2012. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)
  4. "George McGovern '72 & '84 Television Ads". YouTube. YouTube.
  5. "Judge Orders Probe Into Casey Kasem's Whereabouts". ABC News. Associated Press. 12 Mey 2014. Retrieved 12 Mey 2014.
  6. "Casey Kasem whereabouts". 15 Mey 2014.
  7. "Casey Kasem's daughter asks judge to let her move terminally-ill father to a Los Angeles nursing home amid claims he has only six months to live". Daily Retrieved 5 Juin 2014.
  8. "Casey Kasem alert but in critical condition". CNN. 6 Juin 2014.
  9. "Casey Kasem, Wholesome vyce of Pop Radio, Dies at 82". New York Retrieved 15 Juin 2014.[deid airtin]

Further readin[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Durkee, Rob. American Top 40: The Countdown of the Century, Schriner Beuks, New York, 1999. ISBN 0-02-864895-1
  • Battistini, Pete. "American Top 40 with Casey Kasem (The 1970s)",, Januar 31, 2005. ISBN 1-4184-1070-5

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