Casey Kasem has passed away.

Casey Kasem has passed away, according to his daughter Kerry Kasem, who announced his passing this morning via her Facebook account:

Early this Father’s Day morning, our dad Casey Kasem passed away surrounded by family and friends. Even though we know he is in a better place and no longer suffering, we are heartbroken. Thank you for all your love, support and prayers. The world will miss Casey Kasem, an incredible talent and humanitarian; we will miss our Dad.
With love, Kerri, Mike and Julie.

Mr. Kasem has been a part of the lives of children from 1960’s with Shaggy and Robin, to the 1980’s with Cliffjumper and Teletraan-1, through last year’s Scooby Doo! Mystery Incorporated where he came full circle as Shaggy’s father.  While he was certainly more than the numerous voices he gave to children’s programming, we know that fans of his work everywhere are saddened by the loss and comforted by the fact that he is no longer suffering.