Death of Casey Kasem

April 27, 1932 - June 15, 2014
Washington | Age 82

Top 40 radio broadcaster dies
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ANTHONY MCCARTNEY, The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Casey Kasem, the internationally famous radio host with the cheerful manner and gentle voice who became the king of the top 40 countdown with a syndicated show that ran for decades, died Sunday. He was 82.

A statement issued by the Kasem family said Kasem died Sunday, on Father's Day, surrounded by family and friends at a Washington state hospital.

"American Top 40," with Kasem's soft, homey voice counting...

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