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Casey Kasem Suffering Advanced Parkinson's Disease

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  • Started 6 years ago by Craig_Adams
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  1. Craig_Adams
    Radio historian

    This from All Access:

    Casey Kasem's Children Claim Stepmom Won't Let Them See Their Dad, Who Is Suffering From Parkinson's Disease

    The family of radio star CASEY KASEM were in the news spotlight, as a family fight spilled from behind closed doors YESTERDAY (10/1) into a confrontation in front of KASEM's LOS ANGELES home.

    THE NEW YORK DAILY NEWS reports, "KASEM, 81, is suffering from advanced Parkinson's disease, and his three eldest children staged a protest outside his gated estate, claiming their stepmom, JEAN KASEM, won't allow them to visit."

    CASEY's daughter KERRI KASEM told the paper, "My dad is very sick, and we have been completely shut off from him for the last three months. There is no money issue here, we just want to see our dad. We love him, and everyone knows his kids and grandkids are a source of joy for him."

    The reports notes KERRI, along with her brother and sister, all from CASEY's first marriage, feel the isolation is bad for their father. She told the paper the children "have personal trust funds and good jobs and aren't seeking any changes to their dad's longstanding will -- which doesn't name them as beneficiaries."

    "Look, people fight and they don't like each other, and that's fine. But it's cruel to keep us from seeing our dad," she told THE NEWS. "We don't want any money from JEAN. We don't care about that. We were raised well, and we support ourselves

    Posted on October 2, 2013 - 06:08 PM #
  2. paulwalker

    God Bless, Casey, good wishes for him and his family.

    However, this is another opportunity to whip out one of the finest radio out-takes ever caught on tape.

    Posted on October 2, 2013 - 06:21 PM #
  3. darth talon

    I also remember Casey Kasem as the voice of the Autobot Cliffjumper.

    Posted on October 2, 2013 - 06:59 PM #
  4. Valerie ring

    Saw this on TMZ yesterrday (and no I am not a TMZ fan). It really is sad when
    Stepmonsters come between family members.This article says Jean Kasem was a "Cheers" actress. I wouldn't go that far.

    Posted on October 3, 2013 - 05:48 AM #
  5. Craig_Adams
    Radio historian

    This from All Access:

    ------------------------------Casey Kasem Children File For Conservatorship Of Father------------------------------

    The three oldest children of CASEY KASEM went to court seeking a conservatorship over the radio icon, who is suffering from PARKINSON'S DISEASE, the N.Y. DAILY NEWS reports. A lawyer for KERRI, MIKE and JULIE KASEM filed a petition in LOS ANGELES SUPERIOR COURT asking for control over CASEY's medical care.

    The three chose this tack after giving KASEM's current wife, JEAN, the weekend to privately respond to their request for visitation with their father (NET NEWS, 10/2). "We've heard nothing, absolutely nothing from her, and we're very worried," said KERRI. "My worst fear is that there's neglect and isolation going on."

    The daughter also alleged that JEAN fired her father's two favorite caretakers and won't allow his friends to visit, either. "Isolation is a form of elder abuse, and we fear it's making his situation worse," she said.

    Posted on October 8, 2013 - 08:32 PM #
  6. radiodork

    Casey Kasem Ordering Chinese Food! (Funny Phone prank they did on the Howard Stern Show)

    Posted on October 13, 2013 - 11:25 AM #
  7. RadioBuggie

    Met Casey at the NAB Radio Show in Seattle years ago; got an autograph...

    Kasem also voiced 'Shaggy' in the Scooby-Doo toons...

    Posted on October 13, 2013 - 06:45 PM #
  8. KevanGC
    Member *EXPLICIT MATERIAL* But rather funny.

    Posted on October 14, 2013 - 03:50 PM #
  9. paulwalker

    KevanGC, thanks. That one I've not heard for awhile. But of course it ends with the creme de le creme, posted above. But nice earlier audio, and just an inside look at what most of us experience on a daily basis in this silly business.

    Posted on October 14, 2013 - 06:23 PM #
  10. Craig_Adams
    Radio historian

    This from All Access:

    ----------------------Judge Declines To Appoint Conservator To Handle Casey Kasem's Affairs----------------------

    The three oldest children of CASEY KASEM were dealt an at least temporary setback in their legal battle to have a conservator appointed to handle the ailing radio icon's affairs, with a judge declining to immediately intervene in KASEM's care.

    AP reports that Judge ROY PAUL said he did not see an urgent need to appoint a third party after receiving information about KASEM's care from a court-appointed attorney, SAMUEL INGHAM. However, PAUL did not dismiss the case, brought by daughter JULIE KASEM and alleging that CASEY KASEM's wife JEAN is preventing she and her siblings KERRI and MIKE from seeing their father and being involved in decisions about his medical care.

    Attorney MARSHALL GROSSMAN, representing JEAN KASEM, said that 2011 documents supersede a 2007 appointment of JULIE KASEM to oversee her father's medical care, and submitted a sworn declaration from JEAN KASEM asserting that her husband is getting around-the-clock medical care and calling her stepchildren's legal actions and accusations that she is holding her husband hostage a "living nightmare." Judge PAUL has appointed an independent doctor to review the medical records; another hearing has been set for NOVEMBER 19th.

    Posted on October 16, 2013 - 08:23 PM #