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

(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.

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.
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)
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