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Casey Kasem poses with his Radio Icon Award at the 2003 Radio Music Awards, at the Aladdin Theatre for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas, Nevada, in this October 27, 2003 file photo. Kasem, the U.S. radio personality with the distinctive voice who counted down the top pop music hits on his popular weekly show and also provided the voice of hippie sleuth Shaggy on the "Scooby Doo" cartoons, died on June 15, 2014. He was 82. REUTERS/Steve Marcus/Files

Legendary radio personality Casey Kasem, 82, dead

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Radio and voice over legend Casey Kasem has died after a long illness. Kasem suffered from Lewy body disease, a progressive form of dementia, which left him unable to speak, eat or move on his own. He was transferred to hospice care in Washington state shortly before his death.


Kerri Kasem, his daughter, announced the news on her Facebook page Sunday.

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