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Casey Kasem

Fight Looming Over the Body

6/14/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Casey Kasem
-- the famed DJ who is near death -- will probably not rest in peace, at least in the short term ... because we've learned a massive fight is brewing over his body.

Family sources tell TMZ ... Casey's will makes his wife Jean the executor, cutting Casey's kids out entirely.  The will gives Jean -- who is in a nuclear family war with the kids -- the power to arrange for a proper funeral and burial

Now here's the rub.  Casey's daughter Kerri is currently Casey's conservator.  When he dies, the conservatorship is terminated and Kerri loses all control over Casey's body.  But Casey is currently at a hospice in Washington, under Kerri's watchful eye.  When he dies ... well, you know the adage -- possession is 9/10 of the law.

Kerri says she'll abide by the terms of the will, but we're told Jean absolutely doesn't believe her and thinks everything is now all about a money grab on the part of Casey's daughters ... and she's bracing for a fight over the body.

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Clyde T.M. Nestra    

If he were already buried, he would be rolling over in his grave. What an effing mess his wife and kids are making of his last days.

132 days ago
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jackmama311    

jean will bring 2 lbs of burger to throw around.

132 days ago
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Chris    

It's just so sad that these things happen when families don't get along. Such a shame.

132 days ago
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kewljewl    

Oh come on. Give the guy some peace

132 days ago
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Choose Laughter    

Money grab? Does he have money there in his mattress? Banks and lawyers now.

132 days ago
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Stiletto    

The restaurant chain "Denny's" is also hoping to get the body...how else do you think they can keep the price down on their "Grand Slam Breakfast"?

131 days ago
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Karvey Kardashian    

I think Jean should be tested for bipolar and dementia. She is off her meat throwing rocker! She had isolated the man, kept all his children from his previous wife away from him, kept his lifelong friends away from him, kept his business associates away from him, and then quit visiting him completely. She wanted his business associates to sign contracts with her and forget needing both of their signatures, so the only one interested in money is Jean. His children have spent their own money, and a lot of it to try and make sure his wishes were carried out. They had no choice but to do it, because Jean hasn't cared enough to do it. What loving wife fails to see her dying or ailing husband for an entire four months? None who truly love their husband and do not want him to suffer without loved ones there supporting him!

131 days ago
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stupidfamouspeople    

Omg let the poor man die peacefully!!

131 days ago
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Umanyways    

This is disgusting. The dude is not even dead yet and there's family lined up to collect his millions like he's an ATM or a huge tax return.

131 days ago
10.

The Maharincess of Franistan    

Casey's children won't fight over his burial. What will likely happen is that Jean will pull her usual crazy crap and bar them from the funeral. They'll respond by having their own memorial service. Just a shame. All of it.

131 days ago
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Na.na.na.na Booboo.....stick ya head in doodoo    

Some families are the effing worst

131 days ago
12.

jetlew    

Poor guy everyone is fight about the money. Too his fans he will always be remembered and missed.

131 days ago
13.

paula1893    

How about letting the poor man actually die first.:(

131 days ago
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seymour butz    

perhaps someone could send jean & kerri the link from below so that they could start working at home and make $3,213 an hour

131 days ago
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01void    

To bad Jean doesn't die first then problems are solved. Let the man die in pease

131 days ago
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