Casey Kasem still not buried one month after death
(TheWrap.com) - Radio legend Casey Kasem died one month ago Tuesday, but his remains have not yet been buried, a rep for daughter Kerri Kasem told TheWrap.
The rep, Danny Deraney, added that there is no family dispute ongoing: “Kerri gave the body back to Jean the moment he died,” Deraney said.
Deraney added that the remains are still in a Washington state mortuary, and have apparently not yet been claimed. Jean Kasem's reps did not immediately respond to TheWrap's request for comment.
Kasem suffered from Lewy body disease, a progressive form of dementia that left him unable to speak, eat or move on his own. He was transferred to hospice care in Washington state shortly before his death, following a weeks-long bitter battle between wife Jean Kasem and his adult children from a previous marriage, over his medical care. He died in the early morning hours on June 15 at age 82.
Kasem's final weeks were marred with controversy, with his children accusing wife Jean of kidnapping their father and abusing him.
On Jul. 4, 1970, the radio personality rose to fame as the host of the national radio show “American Top 40.” The weekly program, which featured Kasem counting down the most popular songs in the country, became a smash hit and remained on the air until 1988. Kasem re-launched the show in 1998, which Ryan Seacrest currently hosts.
Kasem was also the voice of Shaggy on the animated series “Scooby Doo,” and he had parts in several movies including the 1967 film “Mouth,” “Knife” in 1969 and he had a small role in “The Cycle Savages,” which starred Bruce Dern, according to Kasem's IMDB page.