Casey Kasem Fans Hold Birthday Vigil For Ailing Star

    April 27, 2014
    Zach Walton
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Casey Kasem is everywhere. You may not know it yet, but you have heard his voice. Whether it was on the radio or as the voice of the original Shaggy; his voice has had an enormous impact on the nation. That’s why fans are celebrating the star’s 82nd birthday in any way they can.

For those who follow all things Kasem, you will know that the star is not in the best of health as of late. His illness has no doubt made this latest birthday an unpleasant and fans wanting to wish him well can only do so from afar. They took to Twitter and Facebook to wish him well today, but those wanting to get a little closer can do so Sunday night at the hospital he’s staying at.

Fans have thrown together what they’re calling a birthday vigil at the convalescent home where Kasem is currently held up at. The group plans to meet at the Berkley East Convalescent Hospital at 6 p.m. Sunday night. The vigil will last for an hour as fans show their support for the legendary star.

Kasem’s daughter, Kerri, has even shown her support for the vigil and asked fans in the area to attend:

Those who are unable to attend the vigil have left many positive messages on social media in celebration of Kasem’s life and career:

Despite all the love pouring out from the fans, Kasem’s family is still in tatters. Last year, Kasem’s current wife was preventing his children and ex-wife from seeing him despite his condition getting worse. Accusations of mistreatment were thrown out by a judge and a settlement was reached that allowed his children to visit in some capacity. While his family is no doubt with him tonight, they would undoubtedly be touched if a lot of fans were to show up at the birthday vigil.

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  • Pat

    Wishing you a great Birthday. You bring me joy every Sunday listening to your Top 40 from my high school and college day some 40 years ago. Many memories. Thanks

  • mary

    Casey Kasem….you were listened to and loved by a whole generation of people who followed you and adored you. Thanks for your longtime love for music and for being a great husband, father and DJ—you rock and you will always be remembered for a legacy of music and love and laughter.

  • Angela Marie Gendreau

    I used to listen to you all the time on the radio and during the episodes I watched of Scooby Doo.

  • Keith Coppage

    No other voice makes me feel so young again… you’re a double sided hit!

  • Gerald J. LeBoeuf,Jr

    I have hear Casey Kasem, in America’s Top 40. Happy Birthday Casey. I pray that you will be healed in back to us in better health. May God Bless You. You are such a sweetie
    . I wished that I had been able to meet you in my life.
    Gerald LeBoeuf, Jr.

  • Lisa

    Happy B Day. Hope you’re feeling great. I’m so blessed to have heard your voice.

  • jv

    My grandmother just died of breast cancer. She did more for people than any celebrity ever did. Her faith, love and compassion she had for others was without measure and she did not do it for money or fame. She is the REAL hero.

    • envision

      So, to show how your grandmother’s “faith, love and compassion” obviously influenced you, you come on here and leave this nasty comment. You are one miserable soul.

      • Deez Nutz

        She’s just doing her job by getting a reaction from losers like yourself! That’s what we do!

  • TryThinking1956

    I think “Zach Walton” holds the record on the number of misplaced prepositions he can jam into one short (and semi-literate) article, after this valiant attempt. At least, I hope he was in some low-brow competition. I understand that web “journalists” are held to lower grammatical standards…but must this thing read like a 10th grade special education student wrote it?

    • Deez Nutz

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  • t-moore

    There’s no scooby -doo without you–thanks for your voice and you as a person

  • Gargamel

    Scooby Doo is the greatest cartoon ever. I have every episode of the old Scooby-Doo Where Are You, Scooby Movies and Scooby-Doo Show and the ones with Scrappy, we watch them all the time, over and over and over again. Casey Kasem, thanks for Shaggy. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you.