I would watch, and listen, faithfully every weekend!
Eventually I did have the opportunity to become my hero. Sort of. In 1999 I started hosting a syndicated music video countdown that aired all across North American and in a few countries in Europe. In 2002 I voiced my first cartoon character. Which, funny enough, would also be my last! :)
Here I am in 2013, sitting at my desk on Saturday afternoon and what’s playing on my TV? Scooby Doo and the Boo Brothers! All these years later, Casey is still in my life!
I came across a story on Twitter while working this afternoon, that nearly broke my heart. An article titled, “Casey Kasem Has Just A Few Months To Live.”
According to a report obtained by TMZ, Casey’s wife Jean has stated that Casey Kasem “is terminally ill and unable to leave home.”
The report goes on to say, “Kasem has advanced Parkinson’s disease; may have early dementia.”
I’ll be taking a moment today to say a prayer for the man who inspired me to pursue a career in broadcasting and ultimately, voice acting. Thanks to Casey Kasem, I’m living my dream!