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Casey Kasem, king of the countdown, dies

In this Oct. 27, 2003, file photo, Casey Kasem poses for photographers after receiving the Radio Icon award during The 2003 Radio Music Awards in Las Vegas. (The Associated Press)
In this Oct. 27, 2003, file photo, Casey Kasem poses for photographers after receiving the Radio Icon award during The 2003 Radio Music Awards in Las Vegas. (The Associated Press)
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Casey Kasem, the internationally famous radio broadcaster with the cheerful manner and gentle voice who became the king of the top 40 countdown with a syndicated show that ran for decades, died Sunday. He was 82. Danny Deraney, publicist for Kasem’s daughter, Kerri, says Kasem died Sunday morning. A statement issued by the family says he died at 3:23 a.m. surrounded by family and friends. Kasem’s “American Top 40” began on July 4, 1970, in ...


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pnotto
June 15, 2014
9:18 p.m.

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For such a wonderful man what a sad ending. It seems the family is more concerned with what they are going to be left as far as material gifts. Pathetic!!!

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