His voice was legendary, and the music is timeless.
Casey Kasem, the original voice of American Top 40 has died today.
The news was posted on his daughter's Facebook page earlier this morning.
Casey's professional radio career began in Michigan in the mid 1950s and continued after he was drafted, in Korea on the Armed Forces Radio Korea Network.
After returning home, he made his way across the country as an up n coming radio disc jockey.
On July 4th, 1970, Kasey launched the national show American Top 40 , making him a well known presense on countless radio stations, playin the hits from coast to coast.
The show evolved for different radio formats and even television.
His career spanned into television and movies, mainly as a voice over artist.
Casey retired from voiceovers and American Top 40 in 2009.
He recently lost his battle with progressive dementia at the age of 82.