The health of legendary radio disc jockey Casey Kasem has been going downhill for some time now, however a bigger concern right now is where Kasem exactly is.
CTV News reports Kasem's exact location is unknown with one of his daughters claiming Kasem's wife Jean Kasem is hiding the 82-year-old celebrity either on a native reserve in Washington State or possibly in Canada. It's believed Jean Kasem removed her husband from his prior location without any notice.
Craig Marcus, a lawyer representing Jean Kasem, said he didn't know where Casey Kasem was but was certain he was "no longer in the United States." A judge involved in the rancorous dispute between Jean Kasem and Casey's daughters over his conservatorship ordered an investigation into finding where Kasem, who is in the advanced stages of Parkinson's disease, is now. The judge also deemed Kasem's daughter Kerri Kasem as her father's temporary caretaker.
Kerri Kasem posted the following on Facebook on Monday: "I believe my father's wife fled the country (or possibly went to an Indian Reservation) with my Dad because she knew I would win in court today. The judge ordered Adult Protection Services, the PVP (Probate Volunteer Panel) Attorney and the police to look for him. Please pray that he is safe."
"We're going to find him, take care of him and love him," Kerri Kasem later told the New York Daily News. "He's going to be with family, not stuck in some unfamiliar place where he's dying alone. I'm just praying to God she (Jean) hasn't hurt him. He's very ill and fragile right now. He would need an airplane with special medical services." The NY Daily News also reported that she "suspects her dad might be in Canada."
It's believed Kasem was in a private care facility recently but a contentious battle between Jean Kasem and the three daughters has made headlines. The two sides reached some semblance of an agreement last year regarding a conservatorship for the ailing casey Kasem. Kerri Kasem also told the New York Daily News that her stepmother's possible motives for moving Kerri's father might be something "only someone with severe mental illness would do."
Kasem's American Top 40 program was a staple for decades, and his early work for stations in Detroit, Cleveland and Buffalo in could be heard on Canadian radios.
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