Sunday, June 15, 2014

Casey Kasem Has Died

Casey Kasem, a radio voice who connected generations of Americans to thousands of rock and pop acts, has died. He was 82.

47 comments:

Violet said...

And I hope they can all find peace now.

Merlin D. Bear said...

RIP Casey.

texas rose said...

Too bad the last year of his life was so messed up.(although he probably wasn't aware of it)

TalksTooMuch said...

Oh my goodness. Rest in peace, fella.

DommyMommy said...

My fellow alumnus, RIP. Detroit still loves you.

Riven said...

I hope Jean goes to jail for elder abuse. May he get justice in the end..

auntliddy said...

Rip. Now the family drama begins. My money's on jean kasem, magazine headline," I was forced to watch as they murdered my husband!"

Kamikaze Butterfly said...

This is gonna get ugly.
That being said, RIP Mr. Kasem.. I I spent many hours in my youth listening to his countdown every week.

tara17 said...

I grew up taping his top 40. Thank you and blessed be to his family.

OneEyeCharlie said...

"Keep your feet on the ground, and keep reaching for the stars"

sandybrook said...

Sunday morning...his time of the radio day

MISCH said...

@auntliddy

Sadly I think you're right…

fancyscreenname said...

wow. RIP Kasey. i hope jean is alright.

BeckyMae said...

I remember it was such a bit deal that we had his show live in Australia....so that was a Sunday night....listened religiously as it was often the first time we would hear new release songs or know what was number one in the US. RIP Casey...you touched many lives...

bellaluna said...

Oh yeah, VERY ugly, very quickly. Expect numerous ragmag covers of the inevitable mêlée to come.

I hope Casey is truly resting in peace. Doesn't seem like he had much lately.

NaughtyNurse said...

I have so many wonderful memories of his radio show, his New Years Eve show, and Scooby Doo. Thanks for the memories. Rest in peace.

Vera Christina said...

rode the mystery machine to the great soda shoppe in the sky

Tina Mallette said...

I was going to make a comment on Mrs. Kasem's comment but I will refrain as I am sure the ugly estate battle royale is coming.

Many of us grew up with Casey Kasem. Always seemed like a decent guy.

Sherry said...

Bella, Kamikaze, and Licky: my first thought too. NOW it's gonna get real ugly.

Renoblondee said...

I wonder what the real deal is with the family. RIP.

Sherry said...

So did he voice Scooby? Too lazy to wiki.

And his tag line always gave me inspiration.

TalksTooMuch said...

He was Shaggy, Sherry

Christopher Cruz said...

So, so sad :(

timebob said...

@Sherry he was Shaggy

They are already fighting about the body before Casey even died.

I think this Circus will last awhile.

bluebonnetmom said...

I was a huge Top 40 and Scooby Doo fan as a kid. I am glad his suffering is over and if Jean abused or neglected him, I want her punished. I agree with everyone else that this is going to get really ugly.

auntliddy said...

Tina- i never listened to his show, and my only connect with him was when my own children went thru their Top 40 stage. But. When US went into military action in 1992, and deployed to Arab countrues, they were face to face with very different customs, obviously. So there was talk shiw, casey was on with some soldiers, relaying their experiences with new to them culture, and he pooh poohed it, and said to the effect arabs dont pray 5 x a dat, they dont have dietary restrictions, or treat women differently. These solsiers were looking at him incrediously while he kept denying what they said was true. It was just strange, and I never forgot it. And they were only discussing differences in cultures, NOT putting anyone down.

MeanieRhysie said...

RIP :'( Why do people have to be so ugly when someone is dying or dead? I will never understand that and I'm glad I wont.

Seven of Eleven said...

RIP, and yes, an ugly story is set to come out. His daughter is hard-core $cio. :/

@Rhysie, $$$ always makes the grieving process easier for the greedy. Sad but true.

Clark St. said...

Kasem was Lebanese Christian, so he had no dietary restrictions & didn't have to pray 5 times a day. Plus the Lebanese Christians always treated their women well as their culture had been heavily influenced by decades of French interference in that country.
40 years ago, you would see Lebanese women on the beaches of the Mediterranean in bikinis along with all the European tourists.

BTW, the minister at the wedding of Casey & Jean was Jesse Jackson, so that marriage was fucked from the start.

auntliddy said...

Clark, interesting, thanks for info. I just couldnt understand why he kept denying what theae soldiers said, not actually WHAT they said, thats what got me. It was like if I said i just saw mary, and you wld say, no you didnt.

PugsterMom said...

Do you mean she is CO$? That would change my outsider outlook.

Mango said...

RIP Casey.

I've heard Casey's daughter Kerri on her radio show with Nikki Sixx and I was shocked to find out that she's 42 years old. I assumed she was a teenager with her "ums", "yeahs" and "likes", and her anecdotes are boring and trivial. It boggles my mind that she co-hosts a national radio show. She comes across like an utter and complete idiot.

audrey said...

RIP Mr Kasem. Is there any proof other than keeping him alive against a DNR order and away from his family that his wife was abusive? They were married for a long time, so I don't think gold digger is quite the term for her. I can understand someone not being ready to let go when their loved one is ill and their days are numbered. I hope that is all it was with her and not something underhanded.

Sherry said...

Thanks TTM.

8=====D aka Lil Tool. KermitGosnellKnobJockey said...

RIP

sugarbread maker said...

Rip.

Freya said...

She was part of another show that aired on SiTV. It was about sex and relationships and she acted like a prude the entire time.

Cee Kay said...

Kerri Kasem says she's not Scio, and I'm not seeing how it would matter if she was. She was losing her father and her stepmother behaved abominably. Some serious mental health issues there, methinks.

Freya said...

I was getting ready to post the same thing. Reminds me of when John Travolta's son died.

Countess Eden said...

I googled the Kerri kasem xenu connection and there are photos of her wearing a xenu shirt and listed as a a member. It was on that tony ortega blog.

I don't think we know all of the details yet.

Jean may have acted nuts but who knows what went on. My hubs kids treat him like shit and if he said I don't want to see them in his final wishes I'd do my best.
She was married to him for 33 years, but had a bf too. Who knows? I loved him as a kid.

Henriette said...

Wow, a part of my childhood and early teen years is gone.

RIP

AJ said...

RIP
Hope the battle doesn't get too ugly with the family. I absolutely hate when that happens. It's just so terrible when everyone's scrambling to get "their" chunk. Or worse yet, on what to do with the poor deceased person & what their wishes were.
I truly hope that his family lets him rest in peace.

Gayeld said...

@Cee Kay. Yes, because no Scientologist ever lied about it. (coughWillSmithcough) Kerri's a Scientologist. There's proof of it all over the net that the {Cherch} and Kerri are now trying to sanitize.

rajahcat said...

Awww Shaggy......

you will be missed

crila16 said...
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crila16 said...

Rest in Peace Casey. I listened to you faithfully growing up, America's top 40.

Scooby Doo is sad too. You will always be Shaggy.

Snapdragon said...

So sad. Will always remember that helmet of perfect, dark hair and that amazing voice.