Casey Kasem Amex Even Goes After the Dead

12/7/2014 12:25 AM PST

Casey Kasem -- AmEx Even Goes After the Dead

Casey Kasem's life after death continues to be tumultuous ... American Express is gunning for more than $40K of the money he left behind. 

Amex filed a creditor's claim, claiming Casey or someone in his world racked up $41,046.70.

The late DJ was in no position to use his card for more than a year before his death ... maybe more.   Presumably his wife Jean used it for various purposes.

Casey's body is still above ground in Norway, waiting for a proper burial ... 6 months after his death.