A look at the final eight months of Casey Kasem's life

By Allison Rubenstein,

Legendary musician, actor, and American Top 40 radio host Casey Kasem died this morning at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Gig Harbor, Washington. After a thriving career in both radio and television, hosting a number of radio programs and acting as the voice of Shaggy in Scooby-Doo, Kasem suffered severely with dementia, creating heavy disputes between his children and wife (their stepmother).

Here is a look at the last eight months of his life.

October 2, 2013: Casey Kasem’s children protested outside his home, begging stepmother Jean Kasem to let them see their ailing father.

October 16, 2013: Casey Kasem’s children filed a conservatorship request against the will of stepmother Jean Kasem.

December 21, 2013: Two of Casey Kasem’s children settled a visitation agreement with stepmother Jean Kasem.

May 15, 2014: Casey Kasem was found in Washington state after disappearing with wife Jean Kasem.

June 2, 2014: Casey Kasem was taken to a medical facility in Washington state with daughter Kerri Kasem, and was said to be suffering from dementia.

June 11, 2014: Casey Kasem was moved to hospice care after a judge ruled that his eldest daughter, Kerri Kasem, would be responsible for his medical decisions.

June 15, 2014: Casey Kasem passed away at 82. He was surrounded by loved ones and will be sorely missed, as voiced by his daughter this morning on Facebook.

Credit: Walter McBride/INFphoto.com



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