Radio Legend Casey Kasem Has Passed Away
The original "American Top 40" host was taken off all life-support earlier this week.
Kasem created the American Top 40 franchise, now known as American Top 40 With Ryan Seacreast, in 1970 and hosted the radio show until leaving in 2004. He didn't retire completely until 2009, hosting a slew of other programs in between.
Casey's daughter Kerri made the announcement of his passing this morning on Facebook.
Kerri ultimately won a conservatorship over her father and made the decision to take him off of all life support earlier this week.
In addition to his work on radio, Casey was also very famous for voicing cartoon voices like Shaggy from Scooby-Doo and Robin on Super Friends. He was inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 1985.
He also made Sunday mornings that mice brighter, always reminding his listeners to, "keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars."