The world of radio has lost a legend.
Casey Kasem, the voice of the American Top 40 countdown, died Sunday morning. The news came from his daughter Kerri, who issued a statement 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. 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," she wrote.
The 1985 National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame inductee had been in declining health for quite some time, suffering from Parkinson's Disease and dementia. Kasem was taken off of all life support last week.
His last few weeks alive were riddled with controversy due to an ongoing feud between his wife and three children from a previous marriage. His children claim Jean Kasem refused to let them see him for several months.