Casey Kasem Biography

Published On Oct 27, 2017
Facts of Casey Kasem
Date of Birth: 1932 , April-27
Date of Death: 2014 , June-15
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch
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During Kasem became famous for his dedication towards his work. In 1981, he was awarded Hollywood Walk of Fame, National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 1985, National Radio Hall of Fame in 1992. As well as Rado Hall of Fame's first Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997 and had received Radio Icon award at the Radio Music Awards in 2003. 

Firstly, Casey started his professional career from radio stations, began from his school days. He is best known being the host of several music radio programs like American Top 40, which he hosted for 39 years. He also gave back voice for The Adventures of Batman and Robin, Transformers, Super Friends, etc. 

He has featured in several movies including, Aloha, Scooby-Doo!, Chill Out, Scooby-Doo!, Rugrats in Paris: The movie, etc. His TV series include Blue's Clues, Histeria, Johnny Bravo, 2 Stupid Dogs, Beverly Hills, 90210, Scooby-Do! Mystery Incorporated, Teamo Supremo, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, Family Feud, etc. 

Moving towards his personal life, Casey Kasem married twice. Firstly, he married Linda Myers Kasem in 1972. The couple gave birth to three children; Mike, Julie, and Kerri but unfortunately, Casey and Myers divorced after seven years of relationship. 

After few years of Kasem first marriage, he tied the know with Jean Thompson who is an actress in 1980. Together, the couple gave birth to one child, Liberty Jean Kasem. Casey and Jean were happily married the couple, and there wasn't any problem during their marital affairs until Casey's death. 

In October 2013, it was announced by Casey Kasem's daughter, Kerri that he has Parkinson's disease, which was diagnosed in 2007. A few months later, it came to know that he diagnosed with Lewy body dementia that made him unable to speak during his final months.

On 15th June 2014, at the age of 82, Casey Kasem died at St. Anthony's Hospital in Gig Harbor, Washington. He was buried in Oslo after several controversies between his first wife and second wife. After six months of Casey's death, his family had his interment at Oslo Western Civil Cemetery. 

Casey Kasme earned the tremendous amount of money in his career. Being D.J, music historian, radio personality, and actors, he had several sources of income by which he was able to maintain luxurious life.

He owed $43 million worth house at 138 North Mapleton Drive, which he purchased for his spouse, Jean on her birthday. According to 2013 survey, It was found that his net worth was $80 million by which he finances his living.  

 

Casey Kasem facts on timeline

Born in Detroit, Michigan.

April 27 , 1932

Casey Kasem was born on 27th April 1932 in Detroit, Michigan. He is a son of father, Amin Kasem and mother, Helen Kasem and grew up along with his siblings. 

Married to Linda Myers

1972

Casey married twice. Firstly, he married Linda as his first wife in 1972. Together, they gave birth to three children, Mike, Julie, and Kerri. The couple divorced in 1979.

Married to Jean Thompson

1980

After the unsuccessful marital relationship with Linda, Casey married actress, Jean Thompson in 1980. They have a child, Liberty Jean Kasem. The couple was together until the death of Casey.  

Suffered from Parkinson's disease.

2013

On the October 2013, Casey daughter Kerri announced that her father had Parkinson's diseases which were diagnosed in 2007. He also suffered from Lewy body dementia after few months.

Died at St. Anthony's Hospital.

June 15 , 2014

Almost after a year of the diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and Lewy body dementia, Casey died at St. Anthony's Hospital in Gig Harbor, Washington on 15th June 2014.

Current Networth

2017

Casey Kasme earned the tremendous amount of money in his career. According to 2013 survey, It was found out that Casey Kasem's net worth was around $80 million.