Casey Kasem (1932-2014): The Tributes
CASEY KASEM'S successor RYAN SEACREST wasn't the only one to pay tribute to him following his death yesterday. Here are a few others:
Carson Daly: "Long before MTV and the Internet, Casey made sure you were hearing the best music out there. Peace be to his family, and R.I.P. #Respect."
Nikki Sixx: "R.I.P. Casey Kasem . . . who inspired all of us in radio, and turned millions of people onto music."
Questlove of The Roots: "Man, Casey Kasem was a MAJOR part of my musical upbringing. I listened to #AT40 religiously. Sad day for music. R.I.P."
"Simpsons" star Harry Shearer: "Part of my first grown-up radio gig was being Casey Kasem's 'newsman' on his Sunday show. R.I.P. Caser. (Now the family can wrangle in peace.)" Harry is the voice of Principal Skinner, Ned Flanders and Mr. Burns, among others.
Al Roker: "I played AT40 at my college station [from] 1973 to 1975. It came in by mail on Friday on three 12" LPs. Learned a lot from Casey."
Dennis Haskins, Mr. Belding on "Saved By the Bell": "'Keep your feet on the ground, and keep reaching for the stars,' Casey Kasem. God bless you! R.I.P. #BigBopper #TheSprain." Dennis also included this photo from when Casey guest-starred on "Saved By the Bell". Casey hosted a dance contest at The Max.