Casey Kasem's family gather at his home, demanding to see him
The children and brother of severely ill radio legend Casey Kasem gathered in front of his home in Los Angeles' Holmby Hills neighborhood Tuesday saying Kasem's wife refuses to allow them to see him.
"We used to see my dad every single week," radio host Kerri Kasem, one of the 81-year-old Kasem's three children with first wife Linda Myers, told TMZ.com as she and about a dozen others stood holding placards.
For more than two months, she said, Kasem's second wife, former actress Jean Kasem, has refused them contact with the retired "American Top 40" host, whom TMZ said is suffering from advanced Parkinson's disease. "You can talk to his brother, to his friends," she said, indicating others in the group. "They have not gotten any phone calls or emails returned. So at this point . . . we finally said enough's enough. We want to see our friend, our brother, my dad."
Jean Kasem, who has been estranged from her stepchildren since marrying their father in 1980, called the police, TMZ said. An LAPD spokesman told Newsday that officers arrived and took a trespassing report.