A Los Angeles judge reversed his decision on Wednesday, giving Casey Kasem's daughter Kerri the authority to implement end-of-life measures for the critically ill star, CNN reports. In accordance with Kerri Kasem's wishes, doctors will no longer provide infusions of water, food and medicine.
To continue forcing artificial nutrition and hydration would "at best prolong the dying process for him and will certainly add suffering to an already terribly uncomfortable dying process," Kerri's lawyer, Troy Martin, said.
Casey Kasem has been hospitalized and is in critical condition due to an infected bedsore, according to The Associated Press.
The 82-year-old radio personality, who suffers from Parkinson's, was...
According to law enforcement, Casey Kasem was on vacation — not missing or in danger — when he was found in Washington state earlier this week, The Associated Press reports.
On Monday, after Kasem's children said they hadn't seen their father since May 6, a Los Angeles judge assigned a court investigator to locate Kasem. An attorney for Kasem's wife of 34 years, Jean, originally said Kasem was out of the country, but the radio legend's children accused their stepmother of "keeping [Kasem] prisoner."
But according to the Deputy Scott Wilson of the Kitsap County sheriff's office, Kasem was found Tuesday with Jean at the home of longtime friends where he had been staying.
Casey Kasem was found in Washington state Wednesday, days after his children had declared him missing, The Associated Press reports.
Casey Kasem has been missing from a California hospital since May 6, and his children have accused their stepmother of "keeping [Kasem] prisoner," according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Kasem, 82, suffers from Parkinson's disease and has not been seen since his children visited him at a Santa Monica hospital on May 6.