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Casey Kasem’s Wife Won’t Let Kids See Him

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Casey Kasem, the most widely-recognized voice on radio, and host of America’s Top 40 for many a decade, is in serious condition. The 81-year-old suffers from advanced Parkinson’s Disease, and is homebound, in the care of his wife of 33 years, Jean. But reportedly, Jean and her stepkids, if you can call them that as adults, have a long nasty history, and Casey’s children aren’t allowed in to see him at all, according to TMZ.

Kerri, Julie, and Mike, Casey’s three oldest children, were with a group of Casey’s friends, family, and former co-workers outside his Holmby Hills (a swanky neighborhood in Los Angeles next to Beverly Hills) home. The small group of protesters were standing around, holding signs that read “Let Casey See His Kids,” and “Why?” when Jean called the police to have them driven off yesterday. Apparently Casey hasn’t been heard from in three months and his children are extremely concerned and agitated.

Casey’s brother says that he hasn’t spoken to Jean in the 33 years that she has been married to Casey, and Kerri, 41, Casey’s daughter, says it’s not at all about the money. They knew long ago that they are not included in their dad’s will. They just want to see their dad and make sure he’s ok. She wants to send a message to her dad: “Your children are here for you. We have not abandoned you.”

“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 New York Daily News. “We don’t want any money from Jean. We don’t care about that. We were raised well, and we support ourselves.”

“My dad is very sick, and we have been completely shut off from him for the last three months,” she said. “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.”

Kerri believes that the isolation could be making her father’s condition worse. Will the family of the radio legend be able to make amends and get along while he is still alive so that when he dies, it can be in peace? That remains to be seen.

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Casey Kasem’s Wife Won’t Let Kids See Him
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  • Edie

    I worked in LA and Vegas for years with Casey and he was one of the nicest people in the industry. Also met Keri and Mike who were cool. The wife was always a straight up bitch who felt entitled to royal treatment because she was married to Casey. No talent, and no class yet will get everything…

    • Bill

      Edie,
      Why dont you tell us how you REALLY FEEL ?

  • http://Yahoo Debi

    Sounds like Casey is the victim here : (

  • Deela

    Take it to court. The kids and the brother and others probably never did in the past because they wanted to respect the relationship between Jean and Casey. Now it’s tell tale time and circumstances changed. Now they need to step in. Jean sounds like a cold-hearted b***h.

  • Lora

    This is so sad on so many levels. I remember back in the “Cheers” day when Kasey got her a spot on there as Nick Tortelli’s new wife. Her character was a dingy, blonde bimbo. I often wondered if this was an accurate or semi accurate characterization of the real Jean. This story has left out pieces. Why have his children been cut out of his will? Was this because of Jean? Why would anyone deny parent/child relationship in the final days? This story leads me to believe that she indeed ‘wants it all’, hates that Kasey had children with someone other than herself, blames these children for simply ‘existing’ & she has a lot of ‘ugly’ in her heart. God doesn’t like ugly, Jean!!! Perhaps the children did something to make her act this way? There’s always many sides to a story, but this 1 stinks!! This breaks my heart. No child should ever be kept away from their parent unless 1 of them is sociopath homicidal. May they all find peace before it’s too late. If it’s Jean that’s the problem, Honey, end stage Parkinsons victims can’t get up & go to a lawyer to change a will, nor can they speak in full sentences to phone it in!! If it’s his kids who have driven the wedge, keep trying to ask forgiveness from Jean. Surely she will give in during the last minutes of his life. Freaking heart wrenching for everyone….even we fans. Hey Kasey! I want to send a long distance dedication to your family……

  • http://none linda

    I think Jean is a jealous b#%&h of Casey’s own children. It is very sad to keep the kids and his brother away from him. She’s being selfish and karma is going to bite her in the a$$.

  • Donna

    Jean’s message is loud and clear “The money is all mine!”

  • Zoey

    Jean is jealous because her daughter Liberty looks like a man and Kerri (Casey’s other daughter) is beautiful.

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