Kerri Kasem: Dad Casey Kasem 'Was Always There For Us'

Kerri Kasem: Dad Casey Kasem 'Was Always There For Us'

Kerri Kasem, daughter of the late great radio DJ Casey Kasem, visits Billy Bush and Kit Hoover on Access Hollywood Live to discuss the recent death of her father. What kind of father was Casey to Kerri? And, what fond memories does Kerri have about her father’s vocal warm-up routine?

Casey kasem. Getting a kiss there from his eldest daughter Kerry. He passed away almost a month ago. It was a public family feud between second wife Jean and 3 chirp from the first marriage. Memorial service was held for the radio icon Casey body is net to be buried. Kerry joins us today. How are you doing since the passing of your father? There are good days and bad days. Some days are harder. I'll be like that for awhile. What was he like as a father. Go back to like your childhood? Was he around all the time? Bed time stories? I don't know. Oh, you know my parents were divorced but. How old were you. 7. At 7. That's hard. It was. But we lived with my dad on the weekend. Friday Saturday Sunday my mom during the week but my dad was always there for us. No matter how busy he was. I remember one time I think it was third grade I was having such a hard time in school and even though he was at the height of his career he came every at the came every single recess at recess and he would check to see if I turned my homework in. What. Yes. He was so on it as a dad and. That sound like he was maybe a little too on it. Needed to come protect you whatever. I wasn't doing well. I wasn't doing well. And he always said get your education. And you can be and do anything you want. And so that was very important that we did well in school and he would call us every single day and say did you get your homework in. How are you doing. Foley is a hands on dad even though not with him all the time. Relationship with mom and dad at that young age okay. No. Very. It was horrible. It was horhorrible. But as we got older and teenager years it got a lot better. They say little girls need their dad more than anything. Did you get from him everything that you needed. I am who I am today because of my father. I'm ethical. Hard working. I have incredible work ethic and I owe that to my father. About yes. I can see your father in that. You are so stung your father was handsome. We talking before we went on. Was the voice the same at home as on the air. That seems like a silly question but I really wondered that. . Was it sort of the same? Tt voice I hear it in my head over and over and I just imagine. People ask that Al People ask that all the time. Ty has this kind of cadence when he was on the radio so he didn't really talk that way but the tone was the same. If that makes sense. His tone was the same but no. He didn't utility wasn't like the no. 1 is that vocal exercise or something in the mirror. Did he do vocal exercise. Me me oh, oh, He did. Real big voice stars have their thing. You have to exercise the chord. What would he do. He would do this the. This is great. He would do -- oh, and we would laugh so hard because he was so serious. He would go E. And I worked with him for years on the show so every time would he warm-up we would just, cut. You had to do something. We would just watch him through the glass and just crack up. It was so cute. He was so gargle and take, he had some rock candy and would he take the rock candy or eat a bite of apple. He had this kind of, you know, rokind of, you know, routine down. It was very sweet. I love hearing you laugh about him. That is very nice.