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CASEY KASEM FOUND MISSING

Postby Ratbat » Tue May 13, 2014 1:30 pm

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It seems former Transformers voice-actor Casey Kasem has left the hospital.

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Re: CASEY KASEM FOUND MISSING

Postby Rodimus Prime » Tue May 13, 2014 3:46 pm

I read about this yesterday. Totally forgot he voiced a few characters back in the day. I hope he's alright...
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Re: CASEY KASEM FOUND MISSING

Postby MightyMagnus78 » Tue May 13, 2014 3:50 pm

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Poor bloke, hope he's OK. :-(
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CASEY KASEM ALIVE AND WELL

Postby Ratbat » Fri May 16, 2014 10:10 pm

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Former Transformers voice-actor Casey Kasem was found--alive--in Washington (state).

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Re: CASEY KASEM FOUND MISSING

Postby SentinelA » Mon May 19, 2014 3:04 pm

How can someone be found missing?

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Re: CASEY KASEM FOUND MISSING

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Tue May 20, 2014 10:54 am

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I hope he's alright. :(
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Casey Kasem's days may be numbered

Postby Ratbat » Wed Jun 11, 2014 5:46 pm

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The former Transformers voice-actor has been taken off life support. His days may be numbered (no pun intended).

http://www.tmz.com/2014/06/11/casey-kas ... ourt-jean/
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Court Rules to Suspend Infusions for Voice Icon Casey Kasem

Postby ScoutBumblebee » Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:32 pm

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A judge in Los Angeles, CA has ruled to allow Casey Kasem's daughter, Karri Kasem, the authority to suspend infusions of water, food, and medications for her ailing father. In a reversal of the court's previous decision, the judge ruled in accordance with a power of attorney statement which was signed by Kasem in 2007, declaring that he did not want to be kept alive,"any form of life sustaining procedures, including nutrition and hydration" if it "would result in a mere biological existence, devoid of cognitive function, with no reasonable hope of normal functioning."

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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Re: CASEY KASEM FOUND MISSING

Postby Flashwave » Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:39 pm

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Well, that's a shame, in that we'll all miss hearing his talents, but if those are his wishes, and if he is a soul trapped in a withering body, then god bless and god speed, and thank you for making childhoods a little brighter Mr. Kasem.
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Re: CASEY KASEM FOUND MISSING

Postby welcometothedarksyde » Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:41 pm

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Sad that his involvement in Transformers ended on such a sour note, but he'll always live on in his many roles
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Re: CASEY KASEM FOUND MISSING

Postby Megatron Wolf » Thu Jun 12, 2014 1:08 am

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well thats sad news, between cartoons & the radio i heard this guy throughout most of my life. Cliffjumper you and your talents will be missed
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Re: CASEY KASEM FOUND MISSING

Postby Ravage XK » Thu Jun 12, 2014 2:03 am

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Had no idea he was ill. Very sad news. I watched Ghostbusters on Sunday and noticed his short cameo. A distinctive voice, no other Shaggy seems quite right.
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Re: CASEY KASEM FOUND MISSING

Postby dragons » Thu Jun 12, 2014 5:03 am

Sucks miss talent scooby movies still going on wander who will replace him ormaybe they will scooby movies, would have like to meet guy
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Re: CASEY KASEM FOUND MISSING

Postby MightyMagnus78 » Thu Jun 12, 2014 7:15 am

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Really sad to hear this, such a great voice actor.
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Re: CASEY KASEM FOUND MISSING

Postby Sabrblade » Thu Jun 12, 2014 7:37 am

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Looks like he's on his last limb, guys. Times have been pretty rough for him lately what with his going missing for a while and his wife and daughter fighting each other over the proper care for him, worsening his condition further. I don't think he'll make it that much longer. :-s
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Re: CASEY KASEM FOUND MISSING

Postby rpetras » Thu Jun 12, 2014 7:59 am

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The world will be a little darker with the passing of this man.

He truly is an icon of my childhood.

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Re: CASEY KASEM FOUND MISSING

Postby Gallifreyan Autobot » Thu Jun 12, 2014 11:15 am

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He will be missed by all his fans whether Scooby doo or transformers, he will be missed :sad:
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Re: CASEY KASEM FOUND MISSING

Postby EunuchRon » Thu Jun 12, 2014 11:20 am

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'Till all are one, Casey. :-(
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Re: CASEY KASEM FOUND MISSING

Postby Emerje » Thu Jun 12, 2014 4:38 pm

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Sad news, really going to miss his voice.

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.

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Re: CASEY KASEM FOUND MISSING

Postby Rodimus Prime » Sun Jun 15, 2014 11:04 am

I wasn't sure if I should have made a new thread for this, but sadly Casey Kasem died today. :( RIP

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DJ and Voice Actor Casey Kasem Dies at 82

Postby Mindmaster » Sun Jun 15, 2014 1:03 pm

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Earlier this week, we reported that the courts have suspended the use of life-support for elderly voice actor and DJ Casey Kasem, who is suffering from Lewy body disease. We here at Seibertron.com regret to inform the public that Mr. Kasem has passed away earlier today at the age of 82.

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.
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Re: CASEY KASEM FOUND MISSING

Postby Dead Metal » Sun Jun 15, 2014 1:16 pm

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Good, at least he's not in pain anymore and died with at least a bit of his dignity intact.

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.

RIP Shaggy.
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Re: CASEY KASEM FOUND MISSING

Postby Wageboo » Sun Jun 15, 2014 2:02 pm

I WAS going to report about Casey's death, but I decided to wait it out.
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Re: CASEY KASEM FOUND MISSING

Postby KnightStrike » Sun Jun 15, 2014 2:07 pm

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Such a terrible thing to see anyone suffer through a debilitating illness like that. I will always remember him as Bluestreak, Cliffjumper, Shaggy, and the friendly voice on the radio spinning the countdown of hits every week. Growing up in the 80s and hearing his voice on the radio or as a voice actor in a different show was like running into a familiar friend. I think the last thing I remember hearing him on was Mystery Incorporated as the voice of Shaggy's father just a few years ago.
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Re: CASEY KASEM FOUND MISSING

Postby BERSEKAEL » Sun Jun 15, 2014 2:22 pm

Rest in peace Cliffjumper.
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