Deejay Casey Kasem in stable
condition in Washington
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[June 03, 2014]
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Radio
personality Casey Kasem, whose family has been locked in a legal
battle over his care, is in stable condition in a Washington State
hospital, the spokesman for the deejay's children said on Monday.
Danny Deraney, the spokesman for Kasem's children from his
first marriage, said the family was still waiting for test
results on his condition.
Kasem, 82, who is suffering from of a form dementia, was taken
to a hospital after suffering from apparent lung and bladder
infections as well as bed sores, Kasem's sister-in-law, Mary
Kasem, told NBC News on Sunday.
Kasem's daughter, Kerri Kasem, last month was granted control
over her father's care after Kasem's wife, Jean, had taken him
from Los Angeles to Washington without notice.
The deejay most famous for his weekly top 40 countdown radio
show and voice-over work, suffers from Lewy body disease, a form
of dementia with symptoms similar to Parkinson's disease and
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Kasem's children from a first marriage and Jean Kasem have been
locked in a legal tussle over the deejay's care and visitation
Jean Kasem's attorney, Craig Marcus, did not immediately respond to
a request for comment.
(Reporting by Eric Kelsey; Editing by Leslie Adler)
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