Skip to comments.Casey Kasem reportedly located in Washington state
Posted on 05/14/2014 10:29:47 PM PDT by BenLurkin
Missing radio icon Casey Kasem appears to have been found.
The New York Daily News reported early Thursday that California law enforcement officials had located the longtime "American Top 40" host somewhere in Washington state.
"He's already been found," Sgt. Mario Toti of the Santa Monica Police Department told the Daily News
Kasem's daughter, Kerri, told the Daily News she had not been informed of her father's whereabouts when contacted by a reporter.
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They always call him “radio icon”.
Well, he’s famous both as the voice of Shaggy, and as the host for many years of “American Top 40” on the radio. Apparently the news writers have decided that his being a “radio icon” is more important than the voice of Shaggy.
Why do they always take me to Washington state coming out of an uptempo number!
I feel sorry for his children, who really seem to care about him. No one should have to go through their elderly, possibly dying parent being shifted around to and fro in some sadistic “Hide The Thing” or Peek-a-Boo game. There is no way Jean, the present wife can justify this. She has got to know how bad it makes her look, but Jean clearly does not care how the ‘little people’ think.
They need to get him away from that wife.
His Top 40 DJ fame is definitely the more significant of his career accomplishments.
This is really a shame. From what I’ve read, Kasem’s dementia is in a very advanced stage. The particular type he has (something called Lewy Body), causes both mental and physical decline, emulating Parkinson’s like physical symptoms along with the mental decline, which can hallucinations, and losing the ability to communicate (Kasem supposedly has been unable to speak since at least last year).
I don’t know who’s in the right or wrong between the wife and kids (or if either is), but it’s terrible that Kasem is caught between them at a time when a family most needs to pull together and make peace with things.
In the governor’s office, giving counsel ?
But, thinking about it, that’s a mistake.
“His Top 40 DJ fame is definitely the more significant of his career accomplishments.”
Shaggy is universally known. A classic icon.
AT40? I, and many here, remember it from when we were young.
Everyone from geezers to babies knows Shaggy.
You got the lingo down pat!
I'm a freakin' professional here and I'm working with idiots!
Oh no, he has dementia too? Sad! Both my parents have alzheimers and now I,learn my first boss Casey Kasem has dementia too. I hope he can be reunited with his kids.
Yes, I know that .Shaggy is known ..but Kasem was already famous before that. Top 40 countdown was the king of all countdown shows .it created a genre of music shows .and when Frank Caliendo spoofs Kasem, it’s countdown, not Shaggy.
Kinda have mixed emotions on this one. Lost a friend of mine about 5 years ago, meanest grumpiest old fart you’d ever want to meet. OK he wasn’t mean but he was a grumpy old fart. He ranched 12 sections about 8 miles east of our place and raised 3 kids with his first wife Beth. Beth died of cancer when she was 58 years old, Bob remarried 4 years later. All but one of Bob’s kids left the ranch and this area as soon as they could, his youngest daughter who stayed died of skin cancer at 32. Later oil was discovered on the ranch and Bob and Sandy started making a little money. When Bob died the two kids came out of hiding and started making demands on Sandy who was given orders by Bob not to give them kid’s a damn thing. “I raised them, put them through college and now they ignore me”, these words I heard myself. Sandy is still on the ranch, I was a pallbearer at Bob’s funeral and I don’t have a clue where his kid’s are now.
“Can I get a goddam concerted effort to . . . .”
Holy Hostage, Batman!
Kasem was also the voice of Robin in the Super Friends cartoons.
As you may know or suspect, it seems that many Freepers reference movies as their alternate—or perhaps it’s their main—understanding of life. I see so many quotes or songs from movies used to substantiate a point. Sad, isn’t it?
As in most cases of this type, all you have to do is follow the money. At one time, Kasey was worth an estimated $80 million; his will calls for the estate to be split between his current wife and the three children from his first marriage.
The second Ms. Kasem apparently has no desire to share the proceeds with her step-children. She has been liquidating elements of the estate and there has been no accounting of where the money is going. Given her husband’s condition, the current Mrs. Kasem could easily claim the money is needed for his medical bills and related expenses. I’m also guessing that his current “residency” on an Indian reservation makes it even more difficult for the courts to enforce decisions regarding his care, given the semi-autonomous status enjoyed by tribal governments.
This is setting the stage for one hell of a probate battle. But it looks like Jean Kasem has been preparing for this scenario for several years, and his older children may never get an accurate listing of the estate’s value/assets, much less an actual share of his fortune. Jean clearly doesn’t care how she looks; there’s too much money at stake and with her career in the toilet, Casey’s estate will keep her in a luxurious lifestyle for the remainder of her days.
I only remember Casey Kasem when he was bashing Israel and saying Muslims were all `victims’ of U.S. foreign policy.
Yeah. But we are old.
(Btw, don’t know who Frank Caliendo is.)
I remember when I learned Kasey Casem was Shaggy. My cousin said something like, it’s hard to like Scooby-Doo anymore knowing Kasey Kasem does most of the voices.
We knew him from AT40, of course.
But that was a long time ago.
My daughter is 19 and my son 11, and nieces and nephews range from 7 - 27. They all know Shaggy.
My kids have seen every iteration if Scooby Doo, most with Kasem.
But they never heard of AT40, much less ever even listened to the radio.
Shaggy is immortal. AT40 is nostalgic kitsch.
Tapes from the 70’s are played on Sunday nights on oldie stations.
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And he would have gotten away with it, if it wasn’t for those meddling kids.
Washington State is a death state, an “assisted suicide” state. Not a good place to be when you are sick.
well did it ever occur to you that maybe he wasn’t that great of a dad? Maybe he beat them. I bet there is a reason.
2 months before Hubby’s dad passed hubby’s sister moved him from his assisted care facility.....and didn’t tell anyone where he was. We found out he passed by the obit in the newspaper which she had published the day of the funeral. You can’t get much lower than that.
There’s allot of maybe’s out there that I wouldn’t even begin to guess at, just sharing the end result’s.