Casey Kasem Has Just Months to Live

According to wife's rep, who appeared in court yesterday

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Oct 19, 2013 12:34 PM CDT

(Newser) – Iconic DJ Casey Kasem, who left show business in 2009 at age 77, has just months to live, according to legal documents obtained by TMZ. Kasem and wife Jean were sued by a former caregiver who says Jean mistreated her, and the case was heard (and thrown out) yesterday. A rep who appeared on Jean's behalf revealed Kasem is dying, according to TMZ. Jean herself submitted legal documents that say Kasem "is terminally ill and unable to leave home."

TMZ has obtained other legal documents regarding Kasem this month; his kids say stepmom Jean has blocked them from seeing their father, and they're fighting her. Among the revelations: Kasem has advanced Parkinson's disease; may have early dementia and can only "shuffle short distances"; and suffers hallucinations and major impairment to his memory and ability to communicate, among other things.

In this Oct. 27, 2003 file photo, Casey Kasem poses for photographers after receiving the Radio Icon award during The 2003 Radio Music Awards at the Aladdin Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.
In this Oct. 27, 2003 file photo, Casey Kasem poses for photographers after receiving the Radio Icon award during The 2003 Radio Music Awards at the Aladdin Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.   (AP Photo/Eric Jamison, File)
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