Casey Kasem to Be Buried ... in Norway

Wife sending body to Oslo for burial over kids' objections
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 15, 2014 9:13 AM CDT
Casey Kasem in 2003.   (AP Photo/Eric Jamison, File)

(Newser) – It looks like Casey Kasem will finally be laid to rest, though in a head-scratcher of a location—Norway. A newspaper there reports that wife Jean Kasem is shipping the DJ's remains to Oslo for burial, according to the Hollywood Reporter and the BBC. Does Kasem have Norwegian roots? Nope. Nor apparently does his wife. Casey Kasem's kids, who have been feuding with Jean Kasem for decades, think she's trying to make it difficult to have the body exhumed to dodge their abuse accusations.

"We don't know what her plans are," says a spokesman for daughter Kerri Kasem. "We just know that she wants to keep Casey away from [his] family and friends and by the looks of it, hiding from law enforcement." (Read more Casey Kasem stories.)

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