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Casey Kasem

His Mind Is Gone

10/17/2013 6:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Casey Kasem
is in terrible shape ... his mind is almost gone and he's unable to function -- this according to new legal docs obtained by TMZ.

The document outlines the mental state of the legendary founder of "America's Top 40" radio program.  According to the examining physician, Casey has

-- major impairment to short term, long term and immediate recall memory

-- major impairment to verbally communicate

-- major impairment to perform simple calculations, plan simple tasks and reason logically.

-- severe disorganized thinking

-- moderate hallucinations

The document was filed by Julie, one of Casey's daughters who is trying to become conservator.  Casey's wife of 33 years, Jean, is fighting the move to take control away from her.

The doctor says Casey has been sliding downhill for the last 3 to 4 years.  He's suffering from advanced Parkinson's and dementia.

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Phreaky    

This is so sad... before all this stuff started I had no idea he was like this. Lots of memories of him while growing up.

316 days ago
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Mulholland Drive    

He did good work. It's sad that his life which was so very much involved with communication, in his last days cannot speak a word or connect thoughts together. If you don't have that you really don't have anything. Good night Mr. Kasem.

316 days ago
18.

Kelly    

You people who are joking about dementia are fools! There is so much Alzheimer’s and mad cow lying in wait for the current and next generations. It's so NOT funny and it will be many of you/us!

316 days ago
19.

DrTyrell    

Diet drinks and FLU shots.

316 days ago
20.

Kabala    

He was the voice of Shaggy on Scooby-Doo! Jinkies!

316 days ago
21.

roxanne    

For gawd's sake, TMZ. That headline and choice of words is MUCH too rude to talk about someone publicly! It's degrading to Mr. Kasem, and by extension, to me. My mother had that same condition. I don't want HER described to the world as 'her mind is gone..." And that list of medical observations IS ALMOST IN VIOLATION OF HEPA. Goddam, I'm offended by this article.
The tone and word choice is offensive. Whether the subject is Charles Manson or Mahatma Ghandi, you do not talk about them LIKE THIS ARTICLE.

316 days ago
22.

JiLL1    

Casey's wife is the devil. To keep his kids away when he could die at anytime is heartless & cruel .

316 days ago
23.

Pippa Longy    

Like most stepmothers, I am sure the wife is way too threatened and insecure to hand over control to his daughter, sadly...thank God for the Judge who will decide this.
The daughter likely has his best interests at heart and is capable of making decisions,, the wife is too lame to see this as help.

316 days ago
24.

AFTRA    

As a person who grew up listening to his countdown show every weekend my condolences.

316 days ago
25.

KARMA K    

Lol Bellaca

316 days ago
26.

blanketjackson    

And now, on with the countdown.

316 days ago
27.

Michaela    

And if the will was changed in favor of his wife in 2011, when his mind was already going, then that will is likely not valid

316 days ago
28.

purejuice    

leave this person alone. shame on you.

316 days ago
29.

Just My Opinion    

Aw, sorry to hear this. Jesus loves you, Caskey.

316 days ago
30.

ABB    

That dude has aged well man! and no plastic surgery too! I watched his top 40 show back in 84' and he looked the friggin' same. That mummy DNA from Egypt is good isht! I'd like some too please!

316 days ago
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