A wave of mourning rose on social media Sunday afternoon in memory of radio icon Casey Kasem.
Kerri Kasem, who announced earlier in the day that her father had passed away, posted a touching photo of her father at a young age, holding her in his arms.
Kasem's voice reached people through the decades, so it was only fitting that people of all ages felt saddened by his death. The hashtag #RIPCaseyKasem quickly hit Twitter's top trends, with many sending their thoughts.
Heaven gained a great voice today #RipCaseyKasem
— Lu Ira (@PinnyLuu) June 15, 2014
#RIPCaseyKasem You were always the best Shaggy ever in my lifetime.
— Mike Carter (@DECADESENSHI) June 15, 2014
Wow. Casey Kasem. He made me want to be a broadcaster/voice actor. The voice of a generation. #RIPCaseyKasem
— The Q! (@Q_Sizzle) June 15, 2014
— geekgasm (@geekgasmbox) June 15
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Several celebs got on Twitter to remember Kasem and his contribution to the arts.
Just heard about Casey Kasem passing away. He was a true innovator w/ a stellar career & a voice known around the world. #RIPCaseyKasem
— Sally Jessy Raphael (@SJRaphael) June 15,2014
RIP Casey Kasem. My thoughts are with his children who didn't get time with their father before his passing. So sad.
— oliviamunn (@oliviamunn) June 15, 2014
— Carson Daly (@CarsonDaly) June 15, 2014
Kasem's quote, "Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars," seems more apt than ever now, doesn't it?