1. “Casey Kasem, American Top 40 Icon, Dies at 82.” He served as the upbeat host of the countdown radio show for almost four decades and provided the voice for Scooby-Doo’s Shaggy. His final years were marked by intense feuding between the children from his first marriage and his second wife, Jean.
“Casey Kasem, the American Top 40 radio host who crafted a long and lucrative career out of counting down to No. 1, has died on Father’s Day, his final weeks poisoned by an intense family feud. He was 82. Kasem, who hosted the syndicated weekend show for nearly four decades, died Sunday of complications from dementia at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Gig Harbor, Wash. Danny Deraney, the publicist for daughter Kerri Kasem, confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that the radio host died at 3:23 a.m. Kerri posted a note on Facebook about the news. ’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. With love, Kerri, Mike and Julie.’”