- The Washington Times - Sunday, June 15, 2014

Radio icon Casey Kasem passed away on Father's Day morning at the age of 82, his daughter has announced.

Mr. Kasem, the original voice of the American Top 40 countdown, was suffering from Parkinson’s disease, sepsis and dementia. His daughter Kerri took him off life support Thursday after a judge gave her the OK, against the wishes of Mr. Kasem’s wife, Jean.

“Early this Father's Day morning, our dad Casey Kasem passed away surrounded by family and friends,” Kerri wrote on her Facebook page.

“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,” she wrote.

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