Casey Kasem is 81 and suffers from advanced Parkinson’s disease.
On Tuesday, his three kids, brother and friends, who say they haven’t seen him in months, took their family feud public by protesting outside Kasem’s Holmby Hills estate in Los Angeles.
They all say Kasem’s wife, Jean, is to blame.
Kerri Kasem, one of the radio legend’s three children from his first marriage, says her father’s wife won’t open the door and allow them in.
“He can’t really speak, but he knows we’re there. And last time we saw him, he could shuffle a little bit. He had a hard, very hard, time walking. He was just deteriorating due to Parkinson’s disease,” Kerri Kasem told KABC.
Casey’s brother, Mouner Kasem, added, “I’ve got a feeling I might not see him again, and that’s why I’m here,” he said.
TMZ reports that the protesters said Jean Kasem, who played Loretta Tortelli onCheers, called the police on the protesters. Jean, who married Casey in 1980, hasn’t spoken about the situation. Jean and Casey have one daughter, Liberty.
Kerri told the Daily News this isn’t about money. “We don’t want any money from Jean. We don’t care about that. We were raised well, and we support ourselves.”
Courtesy of USA Today