Poor Casey Kasem!
The radio legend has been in deteriorating health for some time now from dementia, and infections caused from his feeding and hydration tubes. This is causing him great amounts of pain, so his daughter Kerri Kasem wants to start end-of-life procedures with her father.
However, his wife, Jean Kasem, doesn’t want that under any circumstances!
They duked it out in court on Monday, where Jean dropped to her knees in a corridor, yelling, “Please don't let them kill my husband!”
Then, the Scientology argument started again, with Jean saying that Kerri just wanted to donate the money the the church (Kerri has said she has nothing to do with Scientology), but Kerri retorted that they just all want to be with their dad when he dies (below).
However, the judge gave Kerri temporary control over all of Casey’s treatments previously, and it will sort of stay that way.
At one point Kerri said that only God knows when to take someone, but Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Daniel Murphy said otherwise, and planned to have a judge-appointed attorney go see Casey in Washington, and that’s when they’ll decide how to proceed.
Wowsa! That’s a whole lot of legal and actual dramz, but we’re just glad that the authorities are so involved because Casey deserves the best in his final days.
[Image via Ramey Pix.]
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