Celebrities across the country are paying tribute to the late Casey Kasem, who passed away Sunday at the age of 82.
Kasem's impact in the world of music and radio is undeniable. One of the best-known voices on radio for nearly four decades, Kasem was the legendary host of the iconic music countdown program American Top 40, and also provided the voice of Shaggy on the beloved animated series Scooby Doo.
American Idol host Ryan Seacrest took over for Kasem on American Top 40 in 2004, and Seacrest was one of the first to tweet out his kind words for Casey after his passing.
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
Here are some of the many, many messages sent out by stars commemorating the life and memory of Casey Kasem.
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
Casey Kasem didn't deserve the public indignity by his family in his final days. He left us on Sunday: AT40 day pic.twitter.com/LYNMkq3YY3— Al Roker (@alroker) June 15, 2014
Part of my first grownup radio gig was being Casey Kasem's "newsman" n his Sunday show. RIP, Caser. (Now the family can wrangle in peace)— Harry Shearer (@theharryshearer) June 15, 2014
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
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
RIP Casey Kasem. I was lucky enough to work with him on Scooby Doo. A very talented man who'll be missed by so many. pic.twitter.com/ergZBV1H3Q— Dave Coulier (@DaveCoulier) June 15, 2014
RIP Casey Kasem. This last long distance dedication is for you. Prayers to his loved ones. pic.twitter.com/NpF7aN26Z8— Scott Baio (@ScottBaio) 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
"Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars," Casey Kasem.— *NSYNC (@NSYNC) June 15, 2014