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http://www.tmz.com/2013/10/01/casey-kasem-family-feud-wife-kids-jean-kasem-children-parkinsons-disease/

Casey Kasem
Family Feud
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Casey Kasem ... the legendary DJ who hosted America's Top 40 for decades, is in dire condition, and a family feud has erupted between Casey's kids and their stepmom.

Jean Kasem -- Casey's wife -- will NOT allow Kerri, Julie and Mike to visit their father, who lives in the exclusive Holmby Hills area near Bev Hills. We're told they've been trying to make contact with their dad for 3 months, to no avail.

Casey -- who is 81 and has advanced Parkinson's --  hasn't been heard from in months.

The kids are outside the house right now ... with a group of friends, family and former co-workers of Casey -- and we're told Jean has just called the cops trying to get them away from the property.

Casey's brother, who is on the scene, tells TMZ Jean has had a strained relationship with Casey's kids for years. The brother says he hasn't spoken with Jean since Casey married her -- 33 years.  Kerri, Casey's oldest daughter, tells us Jean has aggressively blocked the kids from the house.

Kerri tells us it's not about money. The kids have all been excluded from Casey's will and they've known that for a long time. She says they just want to see their dad, and they can't.



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This is a shame. Mike has been trying to re-launch the countdown, and Casey did not sound great at the end of his run. But TMZ.... some of this has to be taken with a grain of salt.

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American Top 40 reruns air weekly on SiriusXM's 70s on 7 channel. They used to air on the 80s on 8 as well, but no longer. Casey recorded some plugs a few years ago that still air in place of commercial breaks on the tapes. While he had no obvious signs of Parkinson's, he did sound audibly older and weaker than his heyday.

Too bad that the family drama is taking place. It does no one any good now or later.

Kerri is also a SiriusXM personality, serving as co host of Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx, a hard rock station.

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I would've expected this when Jean was married to Nick Tortelli--after all, who'd want those rotten Tortelli kids around the house on a regular basis--but I thought she'd changed her ways since shacking up with Case.

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Holy shit that sucks for my ninth-favorite voice actor from the Superfriends.

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Rush Limbaugh is convinced that this entire story has been made up to garner sympathy. 



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dogfacedgremlin34 wrote: I would've expected this when Jean was married to Nick Tortelli--after all, who'd want those rotten Tortelli kids around the house on a regular basis--but I thought she'd changed her ways since shacking up with Case.

Wow, I didnt know that he married her! She was a bombshell at the time of Cheers.

Tofu, where does the mighty Casey rank in terms of voices on Scooby Doo?

Soon it will be time for a 'long distance dedication'.

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the squared circle wrote: dogfacedgremlin34 wrote: I would've expected this when Jean was married to Nick Tortelli--after all, who'd want those rotten Tortelli kids around the house on a regular basis--but I thought she'd changed her ways since shacking up with Case.

Wow, I didnt know that he married her! She was a bombshell at the time of Cheers.

Keep those images in your head because she's been a mess for more than 15 years now.  Even went through a phase where she shaved her head bald. 



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srossi wrote: Rush Limbaugh is convinced that this entire story has been made up to garner sympathy. 
Well that proves it.

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NCJames wrote:
srossi wrote: Rush Limbaugh is convinced that this entire story has been made up to garner sympathy. 
Well that proves it.


I suspect more OxyContin with Krispy Kreme chasers for Limbaugh.

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NCJames wrote:
srossi wrote: Rush Limbaugh is convinced that this entire story has been made up to garner sympathy. 
Well that proves it.


It was a Michael J. Fox reference.



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http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/15/showbiz/casey-kasem-whereabouts/

Radio icon Casey Kasem spotted in Washington state
By Rachel Wells and Holly Yan, CNN
updated 11:20 AM EDT, Thu May 15, 2014

Los Angeles (CNN) -- Days after he left a nursing home, radio icon Casey Kasem was spotted in Washington state -- but his exact location remains unclear.

Kitsap County sheriff's deputies performed a welfare check Tuesday at an address provided by California Adult Protective Services, according to CNN affiliate KOMO.

Authorities found Casey and his wife visiting others at a home. The couple told deputies they were on vacation, sheriff's department spokesman Scott Wilson told the affiliate.

After determining Casey was not in distress and was receiving appropriate care, the deputies left.

"We are grateful to local authorities for finding my Dad. We are one step closer to bringing him home," daughter Kerri Kasem said in a statement Wednesday night.

But the statement added that Kasem's exact location in Washington "is still being determined." Kitsap County authorities have not released the address where they found Kasem.

And the family still has "grave concerns about his medical care," the daughter's representative said in the statement.

"The Kasem family will do everything in their power to bring their father home," Danny Deraney added.

New guardianship

Kasem, 82, is suffering from Lewy body disease -- a common cause of dementia, a spokesman for his daughter told CNN on Tuesday.

On Monday, a judge named Kasem's daughter, Kerri, the temporary conservator until a June 20 hearing.

But she hadn't been able to take on the responsibility without knowing where he was. Kerri Kasem has said she feared her father may have been taken out of the country.

Kerri and her sister, Julie Kasem, told CNN they last visited their father a week ago in the nursing home where he was staying.

When the daughters' attorney, Troy Martin, called the day after the visit to check up on Kasem, he was told by the nursing home that he had been removed overnight, Martin told CNN.

Daughters vs. wife

Julie Kasem and her husband, Dr. Jamil Aboulhosn, filed an earlier conservatorship petition claiming the retired radio host "has been isolated from his daughters, friends and other family" by his wife, Jean Kasem.

"We tried everything to get her to let us see him when she stopped bringing him over to the house," Kerri Kasem told CNN in December. "She had an assistant bring him over to the house so we could see him every weekend. She stopped. My sister went there, knocked on the door, and she was escorted off the property."

But the wife gave a very different take on the ordeal last November.

"These children single-handedly and irreparably shattered the lives of their father, his wife and youngest daughter, the calm of their home and their neighborhood by engaging in uncalled for public demonstrations and personal attacks in the media," she said in court papers, according to CNN affiliate KCBS.

"They are doing so with a professionally orchestrated media and legal campaign that has disgraced their father and vilified their stepmother."

Last year, a judge ruled that Kasem was being well cared for by his wife. The judge denied a request by Kasem's children that a temporary conservator be appointed.

Attempts to contact Jean Kasem's attorney earlier this week were unsuccessful.

Jean Kasem, 60 this year, was an actress with roles in "Ghostbusters" and "Cheers."

Decades of fame

Casey Kasem, who hosted radio music countdown shows "American Top 40" and "Casey's Top 40" for decades, retired in 2009.

Besides the famed countdown shows, Kasem was also the voice of Shaggy in the cartoon "Scooby-Doo" and an announcer for NBC. He was a popular DJ and occasional actor before "American Top 40" began in 1970.

His case has drawn attention to Lewy body dementia -- the second most common type of progressive dementia after Alzheimer's, according to the Mayo Clinic.

The condition can be hard to diagnose because Parkinson's and Alzheimer's cause similar symptoms, according to the National Institutes of Health.



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clawmaster wrote: http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/15/showbiz/casey-kasem-whereabouts/

Radio icon Casey Kasem spotted in Washington state
By Rachel Wells and Holly Yan, CNN
updated 11:20 AM EDT, Thu May 15, 2014

Los Angeles (CNN) -- Days after he left a nursing home, radio icon Casey Kasem was spotted in Washington state -- but his exact location remains unclear.

Kitsap County sheriff's deputies performed a welfare check Tuesday at an address provided by California Adult Protective Services, according to CNN affiliate KOMO.

Authorities found Casey and his wife visiting others at a home. The couple told deputies they were on vacation, sheriff's department spokesman Scott Wilson told the affiliate.


It took some long-distance dedication to find him.

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He was just rushed to the hospital in an ambulance.  Hopefully the end is mercifully near for him as the last couple of years have been a nightmare. 



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srossi wrote: He was just rushed to the hospital in an ambulance.  Hopefully the end is mercifully near for him as I have him for 8 points in the dead pool and khawk has him for 1 point. 
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