Casey Kasem has died today at the age of 82 after a long battle with dementia and Parkinson’s disease.
Kasem’s children, Mike, Kerri and Julie Kasem announced their father’s death on social media.
Kasem was known worldwide as the host of the radio program ‘American Top 40’ and as the voice of cartoon character Shaggy from ‘Scooby-Doo.’
“Early this Father’s Day morning, our dad Casey Kasem passed away surrounded by family and friends,” the message read. “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. With love, Kerri, Mike and Julie.”
Kasem died in a Washington hospital at 3:23AM, spokesman Danny Deraney said in a statement.
We will miss you all, Casey Kasem, even Scooby – Doo.