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U.S. Radio Host, Arab-American Activist Casey Kasem Dies at 82

Washington, June 16 (RHC)-- The U.S. radio host Casey Kasem, best known for hosting the American Top 40 countdown and for being the voice of Shaggy on the cartoon show "Scooby-Doo," has died at the age of 82.

Beyond his radio work, Casey Kasem was an Arab-American activist who championed a number of progressive causes, including the struggle against media stereotyping of Arabs.

In the 1980s, Kasem was arrested at an anti-nuclear protest in Nevada and slept outside in Los Angeles to draw attention to homelessness.

Kasem had suffered from Lewy body disease, a form of dementia. He died Sunday at a hospital in Washington, DC.

Edited by Juan Leandro
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