Iconic DJ Casey Kasem has disappeared from a Santa Monica hospital. Kasem, who suffers from Parkinson' disease, vanished following a visit by his children to the hospital on May 6. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Daniel S. Murphy has ordered a court investigator to find the missing DJ - said to be worth $80 million.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Kasem's family and friends blame his wife Jean Kasem for his disappearance. The actress did not appear in court, but in November, he and her attorney filed a statement saying:
"These children falsely claim that their stepmother is wicked and is keeping her husband prisoner... For reasons they know all too well, their presence at this stage would be toxic and extremely distressing for Casey, Jean and their daughter, Liberty, who have had enough of their cruelty."
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"We had a wonderful visit with him Tuesday at Berkley East Convalescent Hospital - he was thriving there - and she yanked him out of there after hours," Kasem's daughter Julie Kasem alleges. "We're scared," says Kasem's brother Mouner Kasem. "Is he getting the care he needs?"
Casey's close friend for 60 years, Chuck Olsen said: "Poor Casey is suffering, and probably dying. It's bizarre.We used to come in from Detroit, where we grew up, and get together on his birthday. The last time,Case couldn't talk, but we'd mention things from the past, and from his facial expressions we could tell he remembered."
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Casey Kasem's first wife Linda Myers Naylor, says the DJ was isolated by his second wife, Jean. "No one was allowed to visit. Jean visited [Casey] once in a while on the weekend.The kids got to see their dad, he mouthed, 'I love you.' Then his wife [Jean] went in that night, dumped him into a car and took him away. He had an IV plus a stomach feeding tube."
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