Stars from radio, television and music are reacting to Casey Kasem’s passing.
The radio and voice over legend died Sunday after a long illness, his children confirmed in a statement obtained by TheWrap. “We are confirming that Casey Kasem passed away at 3:23 AM this morning at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Gig Harbor, WA. He was surrounded by Kerri, Mike, Julie and close family and friends. No cause of death given at this time.”
As news of Kasem’s death spread, stars including fellow radio legend Rick Dees and SAG-AFTRA president Ken Howard, took to social media to express their condolences.
RIP Casey Kasem…I'll never forget what a joy it was to hear him say, "From Newport Beach, CA….here's Sugar Ray!"
— Mark McGrath (@mark_mcgrath) June 15, 2014
"Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars," Casey Kasem.
— *NSYNC (@NSYNC) June 15, 2014
Sad to hear the news this morning about Casey Kasem http://t.co/jx5DkKP9DI
— Rick Dees (@rickdees) June 15, 2014
Today we lost someone I admired, Casey Kasem. He was world class, knew the power of radio, and will truly be missed.
— Tom Joyner (@TJMShow) June 15, 2014
We've lost a music industry icon. Chngd the industry w/AT40 Cntdwn. RIP Casey Kasem. "Keep ur feet on the grnd & keep reaching 4🌟s"
— Marie Osmond (@marieosmond) June 15, 2014
— Holly Robinson Peete 💃🏾♍️ (@hollyrpeete) June 15, 2014
“For many…Casey Kasem was the voice of popular music… may we all remember him best by ‘reaching for the stars.’”-President Ken Howard
— SAG-AFTRA (@sagaftra) June 15, 2014