#1 Casey Kasem, legendary radio personality, dead at 82 by Rev 15.06.2014 12:57


Casey Kasem, legendary radio personality, dead at 82

June 15, 2014, 10:55 AM EST
By Anita Bennett

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.

Born Kemal Amin Kasem on April 27, 1932 in Detroit, Michigan, Kasem was the son of Lebanese immigrant parents.

A graduate of Wayne State University in Detroit, Kasem began his radio career in Flint, Michigan in the early 1950s. He was soon drafted into the Army and served in Korea, where he worked as a disc jockey and announcer on the Armed Forces Radio Korea Network.

Once he returned to the U.S., Kasem continued to develop his radio skills, working as a DJ at radio stations in San Francisco, Oakland, Cleveland, Buffalo and Los Angeles. Then Kasem got the break that would make him a household name.



#2 RE: Casey Kasem, legendary radio personality, dead at 82 by Frank Cannon 15.06.2014 23:12


Fun Fact: Casey was a rabid Leftist and hated Jews. He was a big supporter of Hezbollah and Hamas.

He was also a militant vegan.

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