Casey Kasem’s body is missing, daughter says
(CNN)- The family battle that surrounded radio host Casey Kasem during his final days continues to rage on after his death.
Although the 82-year-old passed away on June 15, his body has yet to be buried. Now, according to Danny Deraney, the publicist for Kasem’s daughter Kerri Kasem, the family doesn’t know where his body is.
“We are not surprised,” Kerri Kasem told to CNN. “We expected something like this to happen.”
Discord between Kasem’s wife of more than 30 years, Jean Kasem, and his adult children from his first marriage led to multiple legal clashes and court hearings in the months before to Kasem died.
Kerri Kasem was given a conservatorship over her father’s health, which Jean Kasem subsequently fought in court, claiming his children were prematurely ending their father’s life.
Deraney says Jean Kasem has now removed her husband’s body from a funeral home in Washington state.