Casey Kasem Dead at 82
Daughter Kerri announces the news on Facebook
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 15, 2014 9:54 AM CDT
In this Oct. 27, 2003, file photo, Casey Kasem poses for photographers after receiving the Radio Icon award during The 2003 Radio Music Awards in Las Vegas.   (AP Photo/Eric Jamison, File)

(Newser) – Radio icon Casey Kasem died this morning at age 82, his daughter Kerri announced on Facebook. "Early this Father’s Day morning, our dad Casey Kasem passed away surrounded by family and friends," she wrote. "Even though we know he is in a better place and no longer suffering, we are heartbroken. Thank you for all your love, support and prayers. The world will miss Casey Kasem, an incredible talent and humanitarian; we will miss our Dad." Kasem, who was suffering from advanced Parkinson's and dementia, as TMZ reports, died after a long and messy battle between his wife and his children; his children recently decided to take him off life support.

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Jun 16, 2014 8:25 AM CDT
I always loved waiting for your show to come on during Saturday. You always had nice comments about everyone. The positive attitude you had came across the radio and screen. I will remember you fondly. My thoughts, prayers and condolences are with the family.
Jun 15, 2014 4:41 PM CDT
Rest in peace, Mr Kasem. You made an indelible mark on an entire generation, and as long as they live, you will be fondly remembered.
Jun 15, 2014 3:25 PM CDT
the phase of KASEM should change to.. "KEEP YOU HANDS IN THE $$$ TROUGH OF HIS ESTATE & KEEP REACHING UNTIL YOU HAVE ALL THE $$$ IN YOU POCKET"!!! there ya go!!