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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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Horndog    

Get yourself a medical directive! There is no reason to put anyone else in a position of having to decide something like this

41 days ago
17.

Truth    

THE KIDS DONT GET 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!!

41 days ago
18.

Bossy Potato    

His wife is a gold digging b!tch.

41 days ago
19.

Dodi    

We went thru this with my dad a few years ago. He didn't want to be mechanically be kept alive. Luckily his wife let us kids decide that and my brother signed the papers. You should respect peoples last wishes

41 days ago
20.

hannahcuellar    

That lady seriously pisses me off like no other. Crazy bitch.

41 days ago
21.

KicksandGiggles    

There has to be legal evidence fully convincing this judge to reverse prior order and that this is truly the wishes of Mr. Kasem.

Every human being has the right to self destiny. And if Mr. Kasem's instructions were to withhold life support, etc, the instructions should be followed.

41 days ago
22.

Stace.    

Kinda explains why the wife tried to hide him. So it wouldn't come to this ):

41 days ago
23.

SallyROSENBERG    

This is so, so sad. It seems he deteriorated quite quickly after Jean ousted him from his nursing facility. Her pride is to blame, extremely poor judgement she has displayed.

41 days ago
24.

Rick Mycroft    

I'm sure all the legal forms have been followed. One of Kerri Kasem's lawyers, Martha Patterson, is an expert of this area of law. I'm not sure what her other lawyer Troy Martin, the Scientologist, specializes in.

41 days ago
25.

Steve    

If he's alive they can't get their hands on his $.

41 days ago
26.

KWW    

It's best they honor him by following his wishes.

41 days ago
27.

oleman    

Why is this on TMZ....this is a personal, family matter. Let this man live out his final days in dignity and respect.

41 days ago
28.

StPeteRickster    

Is as sane as I have ever seen the wife.

God, i hope the kids don't do a countdown....

41 days ago
29.

RC    

It's a sad development. He probably wouldn't be in t his precarious situation if he had received proper medical attention at the very beginning from his wife. Her actions precipitated Kasem's downward spiral.

41 days ago
30.

Truth    

HER ADVICE FOR CALIFORNIANS??? THANK F*CK NO 1 LISTENS TO THIS GOLD DIGGING C*NT. MAN, LOOK AT THE EVIL IN HER EYES. BITCH LOOKS BETTER WITH THAT WHITE HOOD PULLED OVER HER HEAD. SHE MADE SURE THE KIDS WERE CUT OUT OF THE WILL. #TRUTH!!

41 days ago
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