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The late radio personality and voice actor Casey Kasem has still not been laid to rest. The feud between his wife and children continues while Kasem remains in a Tacoma, Washington funeral home one month after his death.
Danny Deraney, publicist for Kasem’s daughter Kerri, told the Associated Press that Kasem’s children wanted their father buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale, California, as per the star’s wishes. However, Kasem’s wife Jean reportedly has the rights to Kasem’s body and has not made a final decision on where he will be buried.
Scott Thompson, a St. Anthony Hospital spokesman, says that Jean collected Kasem's remains from the hospital, but it was unknown what her arrangements for the body were.
Kasem died on June 15 after suffering from Lewy Body Disease, a form of dementia that robbed him of his ability to eat, speak and move on his own.
Kerri and her siblings - Kasem’s children from his first marriage - publicly feuded with his wife Jean over caring for him in the time leading up to his death. According to The New York Daily News, Kasem’s children accused their stepmother of not calling and keeping them from seeing Kasem for almost a year prior to his death. Jean was not at the funeral service for Kasem.
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