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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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abegweitjim    

Great man in his time

181 days ago
62.

William    

I hope that when my health declines to that stage, I can be euthanized.

181 days ago
63.

wenzone    

My grandmother is basically in this EXACT same stage, as described above. It's VERY difficult to go through for the entire family. At this stage it's very important to let his family put legality aside & see him to say there farewells. The truth is he may not even recognize them and if he does he will be glad to see them & know he's loved.

There is no more emotional distress they can cause him that he's not already experienced as he faces his mortality. Mr Kasem is not going to "recover", so at this stage any rift is just cruel as these are his final days.

His entire family (including his wife) will live with anger and regret forever if they don't come together while he passes.

It's just not worth it.

181 days ago
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PokeFangirl    

If Casey dies then I'll never be able to watch Scooby Doo the same ever again. Aside from hsi great music career this man has been involved in so many people's childhood's and most people don't even know it. Still can't get over Wayne Allwine's death (the longest running and best known voice of Mickey Mouse for 32 years). Based on their past relationship I doubt that Casey's kids really want to see their father just for money, especially when they can fight for it after he's gone. His current wife is also keeping life long friends, business partners, and other important people away from him. She was also the one responsible for convincing Casey to kick them out of the will so if you ask me she's the money grubbing whore not his kids.

181 days ago
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sactownhero    

It's AMERICAN Top 40, not AMERICA'S Top 40....get it right, TMZ.

180 days ago
66.

China Mike    

Not to be insensitive, but I thought he died years ago. I like him. Used to listen to him when I traveled on the road for work.

180 days ago
67.

beckyrodr    

Harvey...Casey and Jean were very good friends of yours...why do you portray Jean as a perfect stranger who is capable of the worst?!? Did she not keep your trust? Casey is being WELL taken care of by HIS FAMILY,his wife of 33 years and their daughter and caretakers. His adult children ,not kids, of a previous marriage have dishonored him by going against his wishes by making his private matters and health matters public.. They have dishonored their father, his family and themselves in their attempts to malign Jean. If they just wanted "to see their dad" going about it in the most malicious way possible does not seem effective... only for a separate plan to go into action.
Once they get public opinion on their side, they hope to get the say in their father's medical care. But if you look closely .. the next court proceedings at some point will be for power of attorney that will give them complete control... AND WHO SAYS IT"S NOT ABOUT THE MONEY!?!
The magician creates his ILLUSION by creating smoke, lights etc as a diversion as the real "trick" is happening elsewhere. That is what is happening here.. let's say our father is not being taken care of by Jean because we cant see him.. In their own statements they said they had seen him for years off site every week. If something hadn't have happened in both the kids and Jean and Casey's life to make that arrangement the case it wouldn't be agreeable to both sides for so long.The kids cant be pure, and Jean CAN be a loyal wife and partner. By keeping silent.. it is possible that Jean is just not adding to the publicity that her always "private in his personal life" had always been and she is trying to maintain it with some level of integrity...IF THAT IS STILL POSSIBLE.
Don't be ignorant folks... think for yourselves. How would you feel if it was your husband? How would you feel if your marriage, which was in its fourth decade, was under attack by the court of public opinion?? What if this happened to you? This may be celerity news...but they are very real people...Casey, Jan and their daughter who do not consider this a flippant news story. THINK...THINK...THINK...

180 days ago
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Karvey Kardashian    

His wife is obviously an evil bitch who needs to realize those are his children no matter what she thinks of them! It is very telling that his friends, whom have known him since long before he married the airhead bitch, and they all think she is in the wrong. If his children were doing it for reasons that all of these newer posters suggest, they would side with his wife. I'd never put up with someone keeping my children away from me! What is she trying to prevent them from seeing or hearing? There must be something, because those who truly love their spouse would not prevent them from seeing their own children without significant cause like physical or mental abuse! I wouldn't be surprised to find out he'd been wanting her gone, and she decided to keep his children from finding out.

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