June 16, 2014, 2:48 am
Casey Kasem passed away on Sunday following a battle with Parkinson’s Disease and dementia. He was 82.
I don’t wish to dwell on the battle which took place between his wife and children during the final weeks of his life. Like millions of people, I remember Kasem as the voice of Shaggy on Scooby-Doo and the host of the syndicated TV show America’s Top 10 and the syndicated radio program America’s Top 40. I spent many a Sunday during the mid-1980s listening to Kasem countdown the hits on America’s Top 40 as well as his long distance dedications.
Although Kasem was an immense success I still can’t help but think of “W.O.L.D.” by Harry Chapin when I think of his passing. Just consider it my long distance dedication is for Casey Kasem.