casey kasem

*(Via MSN News) – Radio and voice over legend Casey Kasem has died after a long illness. He was 82.

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.

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