Iconic DJ Casey Kasem Dead at 82

    LAS VEGAS - OCTOBER 27:  Radio Personality Kasey Casem with his award backckstage at The 2003 Radio Music Awards at the Aladdin Casino Resort October 27, 2003 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)

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    Legendary rock and roll DJ Casey Kasem died on Sunday at the age of 82. He started hosting American Top 40 in 1970, where he created his signature signoff "Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars." Kasem also worked as an actor, famously voicing Shaggy on the Scooby-Doo series. The Detroit native was the son of Lebanese immigrants and ultimately became one of America's most recognizable and favorite voices. During the past few weeks, his daughter, Kerri, and wife, Jean, engaged in a vicious court battle over Kasem's care. Kerri Kasem announced via Facebook “Early this Father's Day morning, our dad Casey Kasem passed away surrounded by family and friends. Even though we know he is in a better place and no longer suffering, we are heartbroken.”

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