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Casey Kasem

Daughters to Pull Life Support

6/11/2014 1:58 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Casey Kasem Life Support
Legendary DJ Casey Kasem will live out his final days this week surrounded by his children ... who have made the decision to withhold medication, food and fluids.

The judge in Casey's conservatorship case just reversed a ruling which required doctors to keep him alive with nourishment and meds.

The 82-year-old is currently in a Washington hospice facility.

Casey's kids tell TMZ ... their dad's health directive document states, "If the extension of my life would result in mere biological existence, devoid of cognitive function, with no reasonable hope for normal functioning, then I do not desire any form of life-sustaining procedures, including nutrition and hydration."

Casey's wife Jean was in court and furious over the judge's decision, storming out and screaming that the kids will have Casey's blood on their hands.



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TuxThePenguin    

that's terrible!

112 days ago
2.

Cecilia     

This is such an extremely difficult decision to have to make regarding a loved one, spouse, or parent. You can't know what it's like until you have been through it. No judgement here.

112 days ago
3.

Solaera    

Really? Casey said that? That exact phrasing? I'm not buying it.

112 days ago
4.

BLUE UGLY 💩    

Good, enough suffering

112 days ago
5.

master    

Sad news..

112 days ago
6.

The Maharincess of Franistan    

It could not have been an easy decision for his daughters to make. They're amazingly strong despite the antics of their crazy stepmother, who is really to blame for the quick decline of Casey's health. I wish Casey's family well always.

112 days ago
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Celeb Gossip Addict    

I don't like the idea of people being allowed to withhold food and water, but if that is his wish I guess I understand.

112 days ago
8.

Sher    

The kids want to get ON with the money part already!! As long as he is alive, they have to wait in limbo. They wanted NOTHING to do with this man until he was dying, so now they want to rush that too.

112 days ago
9.

LoveBlueUgly    

the kids seem like real losers in this whole sad story.

112 days ago
10.

ivan    

1 - gotta read his last will

probably the current wife gets very little if he is dead

112 days ago
11.

Dee    

Too bad that there had to be so much in-fighting between them. This seems to be about nothing but money for all involved. All are trying to reach out for public sympathy. Sad

112 days ago
12.

mbumble    

This is why, wishes must be made loud and clear. Is your Medical POA in place?

112 days ago
13.

sheesh    

Just went thru this with my mothers who had dementia. End stage they forget how to swallow. Casey probably can't eat or drink. If you haven't seen what happens, close up like I did just a couple months ago, don't judge. It's a horrible thing to watch and no one should suffer like that.

112 days ago
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Truth    

THE KIDS DONT ANYTHING IN THE WILL ANYWAY... THAT GOLD DIGGING D-LISTED DITZY WIFE OF HIS PULLS OFF A BAD ACTING JOB IN COURT. LAME! REASON WHY HER CAREER TANKED AFTER A COUPLA YRS (BESIDES THE GOLD DIGGING). #TRUTH!!

112 days ago
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cristiana    

what a sad ending. family strife, then a death like this. how unfortunate :(

112 days ago
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