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Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Monday, August 18, 2014

Casey Kasem to be Buried in Norway


According to reports in the Norwegian Newspaper VG, the body of Casey Kasem is to be moved to Oslo. 

Kasem’s body was moved by his wife, Jean, to Ontario after he died in Washington State this June.  Kasem’s children from a previous marriage contend that their stepmother is keeping his remains from them. 

Kasem’s daughter, Kerri, has accused Mrs. Kasem of abusing her father prior to his death.  Kerri wants a full autopsy to be performed on the body.  Kerri’s spokesman stated that it is not clear what Jean Kasem plans to do with her husband’s remains, “We just know that she wants to keep Casey away from family and friends and by the looks of it, [is] hiding from law enforcement.” 

If Kasem is laid to rest in Norway, it will be the end of a journey for a great man.

See Casey Kasem to be Buried in Oslo, Says Norway Press, BBC News, Aug. 15, 2014.

Special thanks to Joel Dobris (Professor of Law, UC Davis School of Law) for bringing this article to my attention.


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