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Casey Kasem Dies At 82

Casey Kasem Dies At 82

By Rebekah Rae. CREATED Jun 15, 2014

 (KMTV) Long time radio personality and Top 40 host, Casey Kasem died at age 82 on Sunday morning.  

His daughter, Kerri Kasem announced his passing on social media.  "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. Thank you for all your love, support and prayers. The world will miss Casey Kasem, an incredible talent and humanitarian; we will miss our Dad.

With love, Kerri, Mike and Julie."

A judge ruled Kerri was allowed to withhold medication, food and fluids from her father.  Kerri said the decision was to reduce her father's pain.  

"For people who do not understand the natural dying process: Giving food and water to a dying body creates pain and further suffering.  The body does not want or require food or water anymore in the dying process.  My father can no longer digest foods and fluids fill his lungs up and will suffocate him.  My Dad IS on pain meds."

Kasem suffered from sepsis, dementia and Parkinson's.