Casey Kasem's daughter awarded control of his healthcare - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Casey Kasem's daughter awarded control of his healthcare

Posted: Updated:
Casey Kasem suffers from Lewy body disease, a form of dementia. (Source: CNN) Casey Kasem suffers from Lewy body disease, a form of dementia. (Source: CNN)

CNN) - Casey Kasem's daughter was granted a full health conservatorship over her ailing father Friday.

A spokesman for Kerri Kasem confirmed the ruling by a Washington judge.

The statement also said the 82-year-old radio icon's health is declining and that he "won't be with us much longer."

Kasem was hospitalized Sunday. He has been bed-ridden for some time.

He suffers from Lewy body disease, a form of dementia.

Kasem has been at the center of a family feud between Jean Kasem, his wife of 34 years, and his three children from his first marriage.

The children have accused Kasem's wife of keeping him away from them.

Friday's ruling also held Jean Kasem in contempt, but didn't include any fine.

CNN's attempts to reach her attorneys were not successful.

Copyright 2014 CNN. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

310 Broadway
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

FCC Public File
publicfile@kfvs12.com
573-335-1212
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KFVS12. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.