After the sad news of Casey Kasem’s death broke on Sunday, stars took to Twitter to pay tribute to the iconic “American Top 40” radio host who delivered the week’s biggest music hits for nearly 40 years.
The 82-year-old died of complications from dementia early Sunday morning.
His daughter, Kerri Kasem, announced her father’s passing on Facebook.
“Early this Father’s Day morning, our dad Casey Kasem passed away surrounded by family and friends. Even though we know he is in a better place and no longer suffering, we are heartbroken,” she wrote. “Thank you for all your love, support and prayers. The world will miss Casey Kasem, an incredible talent and humanitarian; we will miss our Dad.
With love, Kerri, Mike and Julie.”
Here’s what the stars had to say regarding Kasem’s passing:
Carson Daly Tweeted, “Long before MTV and the internet #CaseyKasem made sure you were hearing the best music out there. Peace be to his family and RIP. #Respect”
Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars. We’ll miss you, Casey. pic.twitter.com/cxYhONfrqz— Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) June 15, 2014
RIP Casey Kasem. My thoughts are with his children who didn’t get time with their father before his passing. So sad.— oliviamunn (@oliviamunn) June 15, 2014
RIP Casey Kasem who inspired all of us in radio & turned millions of people onto music.Sending love to @KerriKasem, family and friends.— Nikki Sixx (@NikkiSixx) June 15, 2014
“Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars,” Casey Kasem.— *NSYNC (@NSYNC) June 15, 2014
Fellow DJ Rick Dees Tweeted, “Sad to hear the news this morning about Casey Kasem.”
Marie Osmond wrote, “We’ve lost a music industry icon. Chngd the industry w/AT40 Cntdwn. RIP Casey Kasem. “Keep ur feet on the grnd & keep reaching 4Ã°Å¸ÅÅ¸s”
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
-- Erin O’Sullivan