Casey Kasem

Relatives of Casey Kasem, Mickey Rooney, Glen Campbell to urge Maryland lawmakers to protect visitation rights

Relatives of Casey Kasem, Mickey Rooney, Glen Campbell to urge Maryland lawmakers to protect visitation rights

Kerri Kasem would like to see Marylanders spared the ordeal she went through during the final years of her famous father’s life.

Before nationally known radio host Casey Kasem died in 2014 at age 82, his daughter was locked in an emotional and legal battle with her stepmother over access to him. She claimed her stepmother, Jean Kasem, had barred her, other relatives and Kasem’s closest friends from seeing him as he was struggling with Lewy body dementia.

It turned out California law was on the stepmother’s side. Kerri Kasem said all the judge could do was to urge the family to go into the hallway and “figure it out.”

Kerri Kasem, 45, is in Annapolis now, planning to...

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