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Ryan Seacrest, Carson Daly and More Pay Tribute to Casey Kasem

Broadcasters, musicians and actors salute the late radio host

Casey Kasem
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June 15, 2014 2:25 PM ET

Ryan Seacrest was among the many colleagues and fans of Casey Kasem who paid tribute to the late radio icon on Sunday after Kasem's daughter confirmed that he had died at the age of 82.

Radio Legend Casey Kasem Dead at 82 

"It’s a sad day for the broadcasting community and for radio listeners around the world," Seacrest, who took over the American Top 40 show from Kasem in 2004, said in a statement. "When I was a kid, I would listen to Casey Kasem’s AT40 show every weekend, and dream about someday becoming a radio DJ. So when decades later I took over his AT40 countdown show, it was a surreal moment. Casey had a distinctive friendly on-air voice, and he was just as affable and nice if you had the privilege to be in his company. He’ll be greatly missed by all of us."

Over the course of more than three decades counting down America's most popular hits, Kasem made an impact on several generations of broadcasters, musicians and Hollywood stars, who sent notes of appreciation out on Twitter. 

 

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