Casey Kasem

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Casey Kasem's Kids Sue His Widow Over His Death

'Casey's early death occurred as a direct and proximate result of Jean's neglect'

(Newser) - Three of radio personality Casey Kasem's children and his brother sued his widow on Wednesday, claiming her actions led to his death in 2014. The wrongful death lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court accuses Jean Kasem of elder abuse and inflicting emotional distress on Kasem's children from... More »

Casey Kasem Finally Buried ... a Continent Away

He was laid to rest last week in Norway

(Newser) - On Aug. 15, exactly two months after he died , we reported that Casey Kasem would finally be laid to rest , though in a head-scratcher of a location—Norway. It seems "finally" took a little longer than expected. TMZ reports Kasem was buried last Tuesday in Vestre Gravlund, which ranks... More »

Howard Stern's Ice Bucket Nominee: Casey Kasem

Who died more than 2 months ago...

(Newser) - Howard Stern has nominated an interesting trio to complete the ice bucket challenge after him. Trouble is, one of them is dead, reports E! Online . In a bizarre video posted to YouTube yesterday, a bare-chested Stern plops an ice cube into a shot glass of water, then pours it over... More »

Casey Kasem to Be Buried ... in Norway

Wife sending body to Oslo for burial over kids' objections

(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?... More »

Casey Kasem's Missing Body Case Gets Even Weirder

Private investigator says it's in hometown of his wife's lover

(Newser) - The saga of the late Casey Kasem's family drama continues: It was revealed this week that the iconic DJ's missing body had been moved to Canada by his wife, Jean, who had previously been accused of cheating on her dying husband. Now, a private investigator hired by Kasem'... More »

Has Casey Kasem's Body Been Located?

His former agent says it's in Canada

(Newser) - Casey Kasem's daughter said last week that her father's body was missing ; yesterday, Kasem's longtime former agent told Reuters that it's in Canada. Don Pitts said Kasem's wife, Jean, who's been battling Kasem's children from a prior marriage, had his body flown from... More »

Casey Kasem's Body Is Missing

His wife seems to have had it moved, won't say where

(Newser) - One more crazy turn in the drama over Casey Kasem's death: His daughter says his body is missing. As with the dispute over his end-of-life care between his kids and Kasem's, wife, Jean, the story is a little convoluted. Daughter Kerri got a temporary restraining order this week... More »

A Month Later, Casey Kasem Still Not Buried

Daughter says his wife hasn't made arrangements

(Newser) - A month after Casey Kasem's death , the family drama is far from over: The iconic DJ still hasn't been buried, a spokesperson for Kasem's daughter tells NBC News . Kasem's second wife, Jean, has the rights to his body, and she has yet to arrange for him... More »

Casey Kasem Dead at 82

Daughter Kerri announces the news on Facebook

(Newser) - Radio icon Casey Kasem died this morning at age 82, his daughter Kerri announced on Facebook . "Early this Father’s Day morning, our dad Casey Kasem passed away surrounded by family and friends," she wrote. "Even though we know he is in a better place and no... More »

Casey Kasem's Kids Pulling Life Support

Nutrition, fluids, just putting him in more pain, they say

(Newser) - Casey Kasem's children have decided to remove life support for their father, allowing him to die at a hospice facility in Washington state with them by his side. They tell TMZ Kasem's health directive document says that he does not want "life-sustaining procedures, including nutrition and hydration,... More »

As Kasem Deteriorates, Feud Gets Even Weirder

Now it involves Scientology

(Newser) - Casey Kasem is now in critical condition, a hospital spokesperson in Washington state tells CNN , while a rep for Kasem's daughter confirms to People that the 82-year-old's health is "worse." Kasem was hospitalized Sunday after a long battle between his children and his wife, Jean, and... More »

Casey Kasem's Wife Chucks Raw Meat at His Daughter

As the radio icon is hospitalized

(Newser) - The Kasem family feud got even more bizarre yesterday, and the strange scene that unfolded in Washington state ended with Casey Kasem hospitalized. It all started on Friday, when a judge ordered Kasem's daughter Kerri to be able to visit her father—and take him for medical care if... More »

Casey Kasem's Kids Have a Plan: Armed Guards

Kerri Kasem thinks they may be necessary to get him away from wife

(Newser) - Casey Kasem's kids are still trying to wrest the ailing 82-year-old away from his wife, Jean , whom they've been battling for months, and their latest plan sounds pretty intense. A legal source tells the New York Daily News that lawyers for Casey Kasem and his daughter, Kerri, who... More »

Casey Kasem Found in Washington State

Family still has 'grave concerns,' daughter says

(Newser) - America's most famous DJ has been found safe and well following claims that he had been kidnapped or moved out of the country . Casey Kasem, who suffers from dementia and can no longer speak, has been found in Washington state and authorities say he is there on vacation and... More »

Casey Kasem Has Been Kidnapped, Says Daughter

She plans to file a police report

(Newser) - Casey Kasem's whereabouts are still unknown , and now daughter Kerri Kasem says her father has been kidnapped by his wife, her estranged stepmother Jean Kasem. The two are "in hiding," Kerri Kasem tells the New York Daily News , adding that she would be filing a police report.... More »

Judge to Investigators: Find Casey Kasem

Judge orders investigation into ailing radio host's whereabouts

(Newser) - A judge today ordered an investigation into the whereabouts of Casey Kasem after an attorney for the ailing radio personality's wife said the former "Top 40" host had been removed from the country. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Daniel S. Murphy ordered a court investigator and adult protective... More »

Casey Kasem Has Just Months to Live

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

(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... More »

Casey Kasem Hangs Up His Headphones

Legendary DJ, voice of Scooby-Doo counted down hits for 39 years

(Newser) - Casey Kasem counted down the week's hit songs on his radio show this weekend, then quietly dropped a bomb: He's through, effective immediately. Kasem, 77, introduced the countdown format, peppering his shows—"American Top 40," now hosted by Ryan Seacrest, was his signature achievement—with factoids,... More »

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