Court Rules to Suspend Infusions for Voice Icon Casey Kasem
Wednesday, June 11th, 2014 11:33PM CDTCategories: Cartoon News, People News
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The judge's decision was based on the recommendations of Kasem's doctor and reviews of his medical records, which indicate that the infusions are not helpful to Kasem's continued health and may be doing him harm. While originally diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, Kasem's diagnosis was later changed to Lewy body dementia, which is incurable and can lead to progressive dementia, fluctuating cognition, hallucinations, and a variety of other symptoms.
While we all remember Casey Kasem in part for voicing Teletraan I, Cliffjumper, and Bluestreak in the G1 series, he was perhaps most famous for his hosting of America's Top 40 from July 1970 to August 1988, and again from March 1998 to January 2004. In addition, Kasem was the voice of Shaggy in many iterations of Scooby Doo. He also did voice work in many other movies and TV shows, including Ghostbusters, Hawaii Five-O, Sesame Street, Superfriends: The Legendary Super Powers Show.
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Posted by rpetras on June 12th, 2014 @ 8:59am CDT
He truly is an icon of my childhood.
My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
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Posted by Emerje on June 12th, 2014 @ 5:38pm CDT
I do want to point out, though, speaking as someone who has been working exclusively with dementia patients for the past 17+ years, he isn't dying from his dementia, it doesn't really matter what for he has. It's the complications that result from the dementia like stroke, heart attack, organ failure, starvation, dehydration, and accidents that kill a person with dementia. In Kasem's case he's dying from a rampant infection caused by bed sores he received recently in the hospital. He'd be in better condition today if he was in a nursing home where he belonged rather than being moved from hospital to hospital while his family argues over who loves him more. It's a sad story that I've encountered far too many times.
Posted by Rodimus Prime on June 15th, 2014 @ 12:04pm CDT
Posted by Mindmaster on June 15th, 2014 @ 2:03pm CDT
During his career as a voice actor, Mr. Kasem is most famously known for lending his voice as Shaggy in Scooby Doo. As for his roles in The Transformers, Mr. Kasem voiced Cliffjumper, Bluestreak, Doctor Arkeville, Teletraan I, and the Dread slaves from the episode "Chaos".
We here at Seibertron.com offer our most sincere condolences to the friends and family of Mr. Kasem.
Posted by Dead Metal on June 15th, 2014 @ 2:16pm CDT
He was awesome, and did not deserve to degenerate like this, damn dementia eats your very being until all that is left of you is a shriveled up husk of a body that's artificially kept running long after you've left it.
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Posted by reluctantyouth on June 15th, 2014 @ 4:14pm CDT
Rest in peace Mr. Kasem. Thanks for the memories.
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