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Radio legend passes away

Casey Kasem
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Hollywood, is mourning the loss of the great voice of radio, Casy Kasem, who entertained radio listeners as the host "America's Top 40," for almost four decades. Kasem who was also famous for voicing cartoon voices like Shaggy from "Scooby-Doo" died Sunday morning at the age of 82.

According to a Facebook post from his daughter Kerri Kasem. "Early this Father's Day morning, our dad Casey Kasem passed away surrounded by family and friends," Kasem's children -- Kerri, Mike and Julie -- wrote in a statement released by Kasem's representative, Danny Deraney.

Kasem passed away in Washington State where he's been the past two weeks. Kasem had been suffering from Lewy Body Disease (dementia). Kasem's illness became public in recent months and was marred by a bitter feud between his older children and his current wife, Jean. Kasem's kids claimed Jean wasn't allowing them to to their father.

Daughter Julie Kasem will host a memorial celebration at her Northridge, California, home on Saturday, June 21, the family member said. No other funeral arrangements were yet known.

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