Casey Kasem is a legend in radio. The man was the voice of American Top 40 in the United States throughout the childhood of many people. Others also know him as the voice of Shaggy on Scooby-Doo. But now Casey Kasem has gone missing, and wife Jean Kasem is nowhere to be found either.
Casey Kasem is now 82, suffers from advanced Parkinson’s disease, can not speak and has to be fed through a tube. He was in an assisted living facility until recently, but Jean Kasem requested he be released. Now his own children don’t know where he is.
Casey’s daughter, Kerri Kasem, best known for her part in the syndicated radio program Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx, went to see Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Daniel Murphy about finding her father. Jean Kasem is her step-mother, and the two have been estranged for years. The judge ordered Kerri a temporary conservator for her dad. During the hearing, Jean Kasem’s attorney revealed that Casey had been removed from the country, but that he did not know where they were.
“I’m just praying to God she hasn’t hurt him. He’s very ill and fragile right now. He would need an airplane with special medical services,” Kerri Kasem said.
The judge also ordered a court investigator and adult protective services to find out where Kasem is.
“We’re going to find him, take care of him and love him,” Kerri Kasem said. “He’s going to be with family, not stuck in some unfamiliar place where he’s dying alone.”
In an official release from Sixx Sense, it was revealed that Kerri Kasem “is actively lobbying a Visitation Bill that would provide reasonable accommodations for adult children who want to visit their parents, and provide children the right to know when an ailing parent’s health becomes worse or if the parent dies.”
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