Countless tributes have been written and recorded today honoring the life and work of Detroit native Casey Kasem following his death at the age of 82. Some of those from Michigan-based media include:
- Art Vuolo via YouTube: Priceless video & audio from Casey during the three times he made it back to his hometown for Motor City Radio Reunions
- The Detroit News' Susan Whitall: Casey Kasem credited 'American Top 40' delivery to days in Detroit
- The Detroit Free Press' Julie Hinds: Casey Kasem credited 'American Top 40' delivery to days in Detroit
- MLive.com's Gus Burns: Remembering Casey Kasem: His early radio days in Detroit
There have also been countless tributes and stories published on most radio and television trade web sites in addition to nearly all of mainstream media outlets - both local and national. Social media reacted immediately to the news with Twitter and Facebook exploding with memories and well-wishes to Casey's family and friends.
Mr. Kasem's work in the media touched nearly anyone that turned on a radio or television from the 1970s through today in some form or another. From listening to American Top 40 and the many imitators since AT40's 1970 launch to just enjoying a Scooby Doo cartoon, Casey entertained us all. His death leaves a void that will never be filled.