Judge Orders Casey Kasem to be Removed From Life Support
The children of Casey Kasem have been granted the right to remove their father from life support. The judge in the ‘Top 40′ host’s family feud case has ordered that his family can withhold medication, hydration, and nourishment.
The judge made the decision after reviewing medical records from St. Anthony’s hospital near Seattle. Hospital records indicate that the radio legend is no longer responding favorably to medical treatment.
“They all have blood on their hands,” Jean Kasem said as she exited a Washington State courthouse. “The judge decided to kill my husband today.”
Kasem’s children from his first marriage tell TMZ that their father has a health directive supporting their decision.
“If the extension of my life would result in mere biological existence, devoid of cognitive function, with no reasonable hope for normal functioning, then I do not desire any form of life-sustaining procedures, including nutrition and hydration.”
Jean Kasem’s statement following the judge’s decision can be seen in this video.
Kasem began his illustrious career in the mid 1950s in Flint, before becoming the host of ‘American Top 40′. His older children have been in a heated battle with his wife of 34 years Jean Kasem and their daughter Liberty over his care since he was diagnosed with Lewy body disease late last year.