Casey Kasem: The Original King of the Music Countdown [Photos]

Celebs at "Rugrats in Paris" Premiere
Celebs at "Rugrats in Paris" Premiere
381117 22: Casey Kasem arrives at the premiere of Paramount's "Rugrats in Paris - The Movie" November 5, 2000 at Mann's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, CA. (Photo by Chris Weeks/Liaison)
Milton Berle Funeral
Milton Berle Funeral
403225 06: Radio personality Casey Kasem attends the funeral for late comedian Milton Berle at Hillside Memorial Park April 1, 2002 in Culver City, CA. Berle died of colon cancer March 27, 2002 at age 93. (Photo by Robert Mora/Getty Images)
21st Annual St. Jude Hollywood Gala
21st Annual St. Jude Hollywood Gala
386195 10: Actor/producer Casey Kasem and daughter Kerri Kasem arrive at the 21st Annual St. Jude Hollywood Gala March 1, 2001 in Beverly Hills, CA. (Photo by Jason Kirk/Newsmakers)
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10/4/99 Beverly Hills, CA. Jean and Casey Kasem at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel during Reverend Jesse Jackson's visit in L.A. to celebrate a special 58th birthday tribute to the civil rights movement. Photo by Brenda Chase Online USA, Inc.
The WB Network's 2002 Summer Party
The WB Network's 2002 Summer Party
HOLLYWOOD - JULY 13: Radio & television personality Casey Kasem attends the WB Network's 2002 Summer Party at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel on July 13, 2002 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Robert Mora/Getty Images)
Worldfest in California
Worldfest in California
395097 05: DJ Radio Casey Kasem arrives at Worldfest September 30, 2001 in Van Nuys, CA. (Photo by Sebastian Artz/Getty Images)
Pat Boone Blood Donation
Pat Boone Blood Donation
391363 04: DJ Casey Kasem, left, poses with singer Pat Boone during an American Red Cross Blood Drive July 2, 2001 in Los Angeles, CA. Boone has been gathering celebrity friends to donate blood for a critical blood shortage after his grandson singer Ryan Corbin was hospitalized after falling out of a three story building on June 19, 2001. (Photo by Getty Images)
Pat Boone Promotes Blood Donation Drive
Pat Boone Promotes Blood Donation Drive
391363 08: Singer Pat Boone, second from right, poses with, from left, Bo Hopkins, Casey Kasem and David Leisure July 2, 2001 during an American Red Cross Blood Drive in Los Angeles, CA. Boone''s grandson, singer Ryan Corbin, was hospitalized after falling from a three story building on June 19, 2001. Boone has been gathering his celebrity friends to donate blood to promote what the Red Cross is describing as a critical blood shortage. (Photo by Getty Images)
Casey Kasem At The Muuseum Of Television & Radio Gala
Casey Kasem At The Muuseum Of Television & Radio Gala
BEVERLY HILLS - SEPTEMBER 29: Host Casey Kasem and his wife Jean attend the Museum of Television & Radio Gala on September 29, 2002 in Beverly Hills, California. Actor Ted Danson and producer Dick Wolf were honored. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Casey Kasem At The Museum Of Television & Radio Gala
Casey Kasem At The Museum Of Television & Radio Gala
BEVERLY HILLS - SEPTEMBER 29: Host Casey Kasem and his wife Jean attend the Museum of Television & Radio Gala on September 29, 2002 in Beverly Hills, California. Actor Ted Danson and producer Dick Wolf were honored. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Hollywood Christmas Parade
Hollywood Christmas Parade
382329 17: Radio legend Casey Kasem arrives at the Hollywood Christmas Parade, November 26, 2000 in Hollywood, CA. (Photo by Newsmakers)
Hollywood Christmas Parade
Hollywood Christmas Parade
382329 18: Radio legend Casey Kasem arrives at the Hollywood Christmas Parade, November 26, 2000 in Hollywood, CA. (Photo by Newsmakers)
Hollywood Christmas Parade
Hollywood Christmas Parade
382329 19: Radio legend Casey Kasem arrives at the Hollywood Christmas Parade with his wife Jean and daughter Liberty, November 26, 2000 in Hollywood, CA. (Photo by Newsmakers)
MDA 28th Annual Jerry Lewis Pre Telethon Extravaganza
MDA 28th Annual Jerry Lewis Pre Telethon Extravaganza
393673 02: DJ Casey Kasem attends the Muscular Dystrophy Association 28th Annual Jerry Lewis Pre-Telethon Extravaganza August 25, 2001 in Beverly Hills, CA. The telethon will air September 2, 2001. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
The 6th Annual Prism Awards
The 6th Annual Prism Awards
Casey Kasem was a presenter at "The 6th Annual Prism Awards" at CBS Television City in Los Angeles, Ca. Thursday, May 9, 2002. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images.
Museum of Television and Radio Gala
Museum of Television and Radio Gala
Jean and Casey Kasem at The Museum of Television and Radio's annual Los Angeles gala to honor Ted Danson and Dick Wolf at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Ca. Sunday, Sept. 29, 2002. Photo by Kevin Winter/ImageDirect.
Casey Kasem
Casey Kasem
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 19: Casey Kasem with his daughters Carrie (L) and Julie attends the 2nd Annual "Runway for Life" celebrity fashion show benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and celebrating the DVD release of the Academy Award winning film "Chicago" at the Beverly Hilton August 19, 2003 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
Casey Kasem
Casey Kasem
LAS VEGAS - OCTOBER 27: Celebrity Casey Kasem attends The 2003 Radio Music Awards at the Aladdin Casino Resort October 27, 2003 in Las Vegas, Neveda. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)
JC Chasez and Casey Kasem
JC Chasez and Casey Kasem
LAS VEGAS - OCTOBER 27: (TABLOIDS OUT) Singer JC Chasez (L) and radio personality Casey Kasem hug on stage at The 2003 Radio Music Awards at the Aladdin Casino Resort October 27, 2003 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photos by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Casey Kasem
Casey Kasem
LAS VEGAS - OCTOBER 27: (TABLOIDS OUT) Radio personality Casey Kasem speaks on stage at The 2003 Radio Music Awards at the Aladdin Casino Resort October 27, 2003 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photos by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Casey Kasem
Casey Kasem
LAS VEGAS - OCTOBER 27: (TABLOIDS OUT) Radio personality Casey Kasem accepting award on stage at The 2003 Radio Music Awards at the Aladdin Casino Resort October 27, 2003 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photos by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
JC Chasez and Casey Kasem
JC Chasez and Casey Kasem
LAS VEGAS - OCTOBER 27: (TABLOIDS OUT) Singer JC Chasez (L) and Singer Casey Kasem onstage at The 2003 Radio Music Awards at the Aladdin Casino Resort October 27, 2003 in Las Vegas, Neveda. (Photos by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Kasey Casem
Kasey Casem
LAS VEGAS - OCTOBER 27: Radio Personality Kasey Casem backstage at The 2003 Radio Music Awards at the Aladdin Casino Resort October 27, 2003 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)
Kasey Casem
Kasey Casem
LAS VEGAS - OCTOBER 27: Radio Personality Kasey Casem with his award backstage at The 2003 Radio Music Awards at the Aladdin Casino Resort October 27, 2003 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)
Kasey Casem
Kasey Casem
LAS VEGAS - OCTOBER 27: Radio Personality Kasey Casem with his award backstage at The 2003 Radio Music Awards at the Aladdin Casino Resort October 27, 2003 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)
Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images
Kasey Casem
LAS VEGAS - OCTOBER 27: Radio Personality Kasey Casem with his award backckstage at The 2003 Radio Music Awards at the Aladdin Casino Resort October 27, 2003 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)
Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images
Kerri Casem and Kasey Casem
Kerri Casem and Kasey Casem
LAS VEGAS - OCTOBER 27: Radio Personality Kasey Casem (R) and his daughter Kerri backstage at The 2003 Radio Music Awards at the Aladdin Casino Resort October 27, 2003 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)
Kerri Casem, Kasey Casem, and Mike Casem
Kerri Casem, Kasey Casem, and Mike Casem
LAS VEGAS - OCTOBER 27: Radio Personality Kasey Casem (C) with his daughter Kerri and son Mike backstage at The 2003 Radio Music Awards at the Aladdin Casino Resort October 27, 2003 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)
Kerri Casem, Kasey Casem, and Julie Casem
Kerri Casem, Kasey Casem, and Julie Casem
LAS VEGAS - OCTOBER 27: Celebrities (L-R) Kerry Casem, Kasey Casem, and Julie Casem attend The 2003 Radio Music Awards at the Aladdin Casino Resort October 27, 2003 in Las Vegas, Neveda. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)
Jean and Casey Kasem
Jean and Casey Kasem
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 10: (TABS OUT, HOLLYWOOD REPORTER OUT) Jean and Casey Kasem pose before the Museum of Television & Radio's Annual Los Angeles Gala on November 10, 2003 at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)
Casey Kasem
Casey Kasem
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 10: (TABS OUT, HOLLYWOOD REPORTER OUT) Casey Kasem poses before the Museum of Television & Radio's Annual Los Angeles Gala on November 10, 2003 at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)
Casey Kasem
Casey Kasem
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 10: American Top 40 host Casey Kasem and his wife Jean arrive at The Museum of Television & Radio's annual Los Angeles Gala at the Beverly Hills Hotel on November 10, 2003 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
13th Annual Night of 100 Stars Oscar Viewing Black Tie Gala - Arrivals
13th Annual Night of 100 Stars Oscar Viewing Black Tie Gala - Arrivals
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 29: Casey Kasem (R) and guest arrive at the 13th Annual Night of 100 Stars Oscar Viewing Black Tie Gala, February 29, 2004 at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Giulio Marcocchi/Getty Images)
13th Annual Night of 100 Stars Oscar Viewing Black Tie Gala - Arrivals
13th Annual Night of 100 Stars Oscar Viewing Black Tie Gala - Arrivals
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 29: Casey Kasem arrives at the 13th Annual Night of 100 Stars Oscar Viewing Black Tie Gala, February 29, 2004 at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Giulio Marcocchi/Getty Images)
Rainbow PUSH Coalition Celebrates Rev. Jesse Jackson's Birthday
Rainbow PUSH Coalition Celebrates Rev. Jesse Jackson's Birthday
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 14: DJ Casey Kasem attends the Seventh Annual Awards Dinner 63rd birthday celebration for Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 14, 2004 in Beverly Hills, California. The event was sponsored by the Rainbow/Push and the Citizenship Education Fund. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
The Museum of Television & Radio Gala-Arrivals
The Museum of Television & Radio Gala-Arrivals
HOLLYWOOD - NOVEMBER 15: Legendary DJ Casey Kasem arrives with wife Jean at the Museum of Television and Radio's gala tribute to Barbara Walters at the Beverly Hills Hotel November 15, 2004 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)
The Museum of Television & Radio Gala-Arrivals
The Museum of Television & Radio Gala-Arrivals
HOLLYWOOD - NOVEMBER 15: Legendary DJ Casey Kasem arrives with wife Jean at the Museum of Television and Radio's gala tribute to Barbara Walters at the Beverly Hills Hotel November 15, 2004 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)
The Museum of Television & Radio Gala-Arrivals
The Museum of Television & Radio Gala-Arrivals
HOLLYWOOD - NOVEMBER 15: Legendary DJ Casey Kasem arrives with wife Jean at the Museum of Television and Radio's gala tribute to Barbara Walters at the Beverly Hills Hotel November 15, 2004 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)
The Museum of Television & Radio Gala-Arrivals
The Museum of Television & Radio Gala-Arrivals
HOLLYWOOD - NOVEMBER 15: Legendary DJ Casey Kasem arrives at the Museum of Television and Radio's gala tribute to Barbara Walters at the Beverly Hills Hotel November 15, 2004 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)
The Museum of Television & Radio Gala - Arrivals
The Museum of Television & Radio Gala - Arrivals
HOLLYWOOD - NOVEMBER 15: Legendary DJ Casey Kasem arrives at the Museum of Television and Radio's gala tribute to Barbara Walters, held on November 15, 2004 at the Beverly Hills Hotel, in Beverly Hills, CA, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)
Celebrity Dads Honored With "Golden" Award
Celebrity Dads Honored With "Golden" Award
LOS ANGELES - JUNE 15: Celebrity dads and their children pose onstage at the Golden Dads Awards ceremony at the Peterson Automotive Museum on June 15, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)
Celebrity Dads Honored With "Golden" Award
Celebrity Dads Honored With "Golden" Award
LOS ANGELES - JUNE 15: Radio personality Casey Kasem (2nd from left) and his family arrive at the Golden Dads Awards ceremony at the Peterson Automotive Museum on June 15, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)
Celebrity Dads Honored With "Golden" Award
Celebrity Dads Honored With "Golden" Award
LOS ANGELES - JUNE 15: Radio personality Casey Kasem arrives at the Golden Dads Awards ceremony at the Peterson Automotive Museum on June 15, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)
Celebrity Dads Honored With "Golden" Award
Celebrity Dads Honored With "Golden" Award
LOS ANGELES - JUNE 15: Radio personality Casey Kasem arrives at the Golden Dads Awards ceremony at the Peterson Automotive Museum on June 15, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)
Celebrity Dads Honored With "Golden" Award
Celebrity Dads Honored With "Golden" Award
LOS ANGELES - JUNE 15: Radio personality Casey Kasem (c) and his children Mike and Kerri arrive at the Golden Dads Awards ceremony at the Peterson Automotive Museum on June 15, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)
Celebrity Dads Honored With "Golden" Award
Celebrity Dads Honored With "Golden" Award
LOS ANGELES - JUNE 15: Radio personality Casey Kasem gives a speech at the Golden Dads Awards ceremony at the Peterson Automotive Museum on June 15, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)
Celebrity Dads Honored With "Golden" Award
Celebrity Dads Honored With "Golden" Award
LOS ANGELES - JUNE 15: Radio personality, Casey Kasem, attends the Golden Dads Awards ceremony at the Peterson Automotive Museum on June 15, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)
Night Of A Thousand Stars Party - Arrivals
Night Of A Thousand Stars Party - Arrivals
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 25: Casey Kasem (R) attends the 17th Annual Night Of 100 Stars Oscar Gala held at the Beverly Hills Hotel on February 25, 2007 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Chad Buchanan/Getty Images)
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