Radio legend Casey Kasem passed away Sunday morning after being hospitalized for nearly two weeks. He was 82 years old. Kasem had been battling a form of dementia called Lewy body and Parkinson's disease for years.
Kasem will be remembered as an innovator in the music industry for his invention of the "American Top 40" show in which he also served as its host. He was a mainstay in American radio that reached generations of audiences. His body of work was recognized and awarded with spots in various Hall of Fames.
Overshadowed by his success in radio, many Americans forget that Kasem also provided the voice for Shaggy for over three decades starting from the original "Scooby-Doo Where Are You?"
Before he landed his iconic role in Scooby-Doo, Kasem came to prominence in television for his portrayal of the superhero sidekick Robin in the 1968 Hanna-Barbera Batman cartoon. He would continue to portray that role in the "Super Friends" series which has become a classic superhero show.
As a prominent voice actor for Hanna-Barbera during the production's golden age of cartoons, Kasem was called upon for many popular shows such as "Josie and the Pussycats," "Hong Kong Phooey," and "Cattanooga Cats."
His legacy and contribution to the entertainment industry will be remembered by fans of multiple platforms as his work truly transcended more than a single medium.