Casey Kasem Dead at 82—Younger Wife, Jean Kasem, Under Investigation

Sugar Daddy Casey Kasem Dead Jean Kasem Under InvestigationCasey Kasem’s feud­ing fam­ily can now hope­fully make peace and go their sep­a­rate ways, because the radio leg­end, whose health had been pro­gres­sively declin­ing for the past few years, has passed away. Casey Kasem died on June 15, 2014 at the age of 82. Con­firm­ing the news of his death on Face­book, his daugh­ter, Kerri Kasem, said that he was “sur­rounded by fam­ily and friends” and that he is “in a bet­ter place and no longer suffering.”

Casey Kasem’s celebrity May-December rela­tion­ship with his sec­ond wife, 60-year-old Jean Kasem, is the rea­son his fam­ily has been torn apart. His kids from his first mar­riage have been embroiled in a bit­ter war with their step­mother over who should have con­trol over his care. While his kids believe that his wife has been inten­tion­ally keep­ing him locked away, Jean Kasem has been argu­ing that his kids are toxic for him to be around and that she only has his best inter­ests at heart.

A month before his death, Jean Kasem removed her sick hus­band from the hos­pi­tal with­out telling any­one. As a result, con­ser­va­tor­ship over Kasem’s health was revoked from his wife and granted to his daugh­ter, Kerri, who then filed legal doc­u­ments accus­ing her step­mother of elder abuse. The doc­u­ments showed that when Jean Kasem moved her hus­band from Santa Mon­ica to Nevada, then from Nevada to Ari­zona and Ari­zona to Wash­ing­ton, he devel­oped a bed­sore that became ulcer­ated and ulti­mately led to his death. The crim­i­nal inves­ti­ga­tion is believed to be ongoing.

Despite their hatred over their father’s celebrity May-December rela­tion­ship with Jean Kasem, his kids will respect his will and are not plan­ning to fight their step­mother for pos­ses­sion over his body, accord­ing to other fam­ily mem­bers. How­ever, Jean Kasem report­edly doesn’t believe that his kids are going to back down that eas­ily, because she thinks they’re really after his money and is prepar­ing to fight tooth and nail.

Sources:

“Casey Kasem – Elder Abuse Crim­i­nal Inves­ti­ga­tion Tar­get­ing Wife Jean,” TMZ web site, June 12, 2014; http://goo.gl/zDr2GW.

“Casey Kasem – Fight Loom­ing Over the Body,” TMZ web site, June 14, 2014; http://goo.gl/zyijMk.

Leopold, T., “Leg­endary radio per­son­al­ity Casey Kasem dies at 82,” CNN web site, June 15, 2014; http://goo.gl/V3NAeJ.

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