Casey Kasem will be taken off life support by his daughters, it has been decided.
The 82-year old legendary radio broadcaster has been suffering from advanced Parkinson disease … and has been unable to take care of himself or make his own decisions. As a result, his wife of 34 years Jean assumed sole custody … and blocked his children from a previous relationship from seeing him.
This triggered a family war for conservatorship between Jean and her stepchildren … and things came to a head last month when Jean took Kasem away from California without his children’s knowledge. Kasem was reported missing … and later tracked down somewhere in Washington state. Soon after that, Jean lost the right to be his conservator to his children.
Kasem was then taken to a hospital in Washington, where he was placed on life support. But according to his children, he had said in his health directive document that ‘If the extension of my life would result in mere biological existence, devoid of cognitive function, with no reasonable hope for normal functioning, then I do not desire any form of life-sustaining procedures, including nutrition and hydration.’
So on Tuesday a judge reversed the ruling that required doctors to provide all the necessary life support … a decision that infuriated Jean, who reportedly stormed out of the court.
She later told a TMZ cameraman that the judge, the justice system and the USA have decided to ‘kill’ her husband, and they all have his blood on their hands (Watch the video here).