Judge: Casey Kasem should be fed, hydrated

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FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2003 file photo, Casey Kasem poses for photographers after receiving the Radio Icon award during The 2003 Radio Music Awards in Las Vegas. A Los Angeles judge ruled Tuesday Nov. 19, 2013 that a conservatorship is not necessary for Kasem but urged attorneys for his wife and three of his adult children to reach an agreement that will allow the children to visit their ailing father. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison, File)
Jean Kasem, right, the wife of ailing radio personality Casey Kasem, appears in Kitsap County Superior Court, with her attorney Joel Paget, left, Friday, May 30, 2014 in Port Orchard, Wash. Jean Kasem was in court as part of an ongoing dispute with her stepdaughter Kerri Kasem, who has been given authority to determine whether her father is receiving adequate medical care. Casey and Jean Kasem have been staying with family friends in Washington state. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Kerri Kasem, right, the daughter of ailing radio personality Casey Kasem, stands in Kitsap County Superior Court, Friday, May 30, 2014 in Port Orchard, Wash. Kasem was in court as part of an ongoing dispute with her stepmother Jean Kasem over whether her father is receiving adequate medical care. Casey and Jean Kasem have been staying with family friends in Washington state. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Liberty Kasem, the daughter of ailing radio personality Casey Kasem and his wife Jean Kasem, sits and listens to a hearing in Kitsap County Superior Court, Friday, May 30, 2014 in Port Orchard, Wash. Liberty Kasem was in court to support her mother Jean Kasem in an ongoing dispute over whether her father is receiving adequate medical care. Casey and Jean Kasem have been staying with family friends in Washington state. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Kitsap County Superior Court Judge Jennifer Forbes presides at a hearing, Friday, May 30, 2014 in Port Orchard, Wash. Forbes heard statements in a dispute between Jean Kasem, the wife of ailing radio personality Casey Kasem, and Jean's stepdaughter Kerry Kasem, over whether Casey Kasem is receiving adequate medical care. Kasem and his wife have been staying with family friends in Washington state. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Kerri Kasem, right, the daughter of ailing radio personality Casey Kasem, speaks in Kitsap County Superior Court, Friday, May 30, 2014 in Port Orchard, Wash. Kasem was in court as part of an ongoing dispute with her stepmother Jean Kasem over whether her father is receiving adequate medical care. Casey and Jean Kasem have been staying with family friends in Washington state. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Kerri Kasem, right, the daughter of ailing radio personality Casey Kasem, leaves the Kitsap County Courthouse, Friday, May 30, 2014 in Port Orchard, Wash. Kasem was in court as part of an ongoing dispute with her stepmother Jean Kasem, over whether her father is receiving adequate medical care. Casey and Jean Kasem have been staying with family friends in Washington state. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Joel Paget, left, an attorney for Jean Kasem, second from left, the wife of ailing radio personality Casey Kasem, speaks in Kitsap County Superior Court, Friday, May 30, 2014 in Port Orchard, Wash. Jean Kasem was in court as part of an ongoing dispute with stepdaughter Kerri Kasem, right, who has been given authority to determine whether her father is receiving adequate medical care. Casey and Jean Kasem have been staying with family friends in Washington state. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Jean Kasem, left, the wife of ailing radio personality Casey Kasem, appears in Kitsap County Superior Court, with her attorney Joel Paget, right, Friday, May 30, 2014 in Port Orchard, Wash. Jean Kasem was in court as part of an ongoing dispute with her stepdaughter Kerri Kasem, who has been given authority to determine whether her father is receiving adequate medical care. Casey and Jean Kasem have been staying with family friends in Washington state. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Rock 'n' roll radio personality Casey Kasem is pictured at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Tuesday, July 29, 2003. Kasem is enlisted to handle press for the St. Joseph Heart Health Hop, an event organized to beat a Guinness World Record of 50 continuous hours. (AP Photo/David G. Massey)
Edward F. Mclaughlin, left, Stan Freeberg, center, and Casey Kasem smile as they pose for photographers at a reception for inductees into the Museum of Broadcast Communications' Radio Hall of Fame on Sunday, Oct. 29, 1995, in Chicago. McLaughlin, who is chairman and CEO of EFM Media Management Inc. and Freeberg, a humorist, were both inducted into the hall Sunday. Kasem, who is already a member of the Hall of Fame, served as one of the presenters at the event which also celebrated the 75th anniversary of radio.(AP Photo/James Crump)
Bruce Dumont, president of the Museum of Broadcast Communication, far left, stands with inductees into the museum's Hall of Fame in Chicago, Ill., on Sunday, Nov. 15, 1992. From left are; ABC radio pioneer Leonard Goldenson, country music's Porter Wagoner, Detroit radio personality J.P. McCarthy, and "Top 40" host Casey Kasem. Also participating in the ceremony is Paul Harvey, far right. (AP Photo/Fred Jewell)
Entertainer Casey Kasem leads a group estimated at 15,000 through gets of Los Angels, Saturday, Jan. 26, 1991 in Los Angeles protesting the United State involvement in the Persian Gulf. The march led to the Los Angeles City Hall where a rally was held. (AP Photo/Bob Galbraith)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 25: Casey Kasem (R) attends the 17th Annual Night Of 100 Stars Oscar Gala held at the Beverly Hills Hotel on February 25, 2007 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Chad Buchanan/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JUNE 15: Radio personality Casey Kasem (c) and his children Mike and Kerri arrive at the Golden Dads Awards ceremony at the Peterson Automotive Museum on June 15, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JUNE 15: Radio personality Casey Kasem arrives at the Golden Dads Awards ceremony at the Peterson Automotive Museum on June 15, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD - NOVEMBER 15: Legendary DJ Casey Kasem arrives with wife Jean at the Museum of Television and Radio's gala tribute to Barbara Walters at the Beverly Hills Hotel November 15, 2004 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 14: DJ Casey Kasem attends the Seventh Annual Awards Dinner 63rd birthday celebration for Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 14, 2004 in Beverly Hills, California. The event was sponsored by the Rainbow/Push and the Citizenship Education Fund. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 29: Casey Kasem arrives at the 13th Annual Night of 100 Stars Oscar Viewing Black Tie Gala, February 29, 2004 at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Giulio Marcocchi/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 29: Casey Kasem (R) and guest arrive at the 13th Annual Night of 100 Stars Oscar Viewing Black Tie Gala, February 29, 2004 at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Giulio Marcocchi/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 10: American Top 40 host Casey Kasem and his wife Jean arrive at The Museum of Television & Radio's annual Los Angeles Gala at the Beverly Hills Hotel on November 10, 2003 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 10: (TABS OUT, HOLLYWOOD REPORTER OUT) Casey Kasem poses before the Museum of Television & Radio's Annual Los Angeles Gala on November 10, 2003 at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS - OCTOBER 27: (TABLOIDS OUT) Radio personality Casey Kasem accepting award on stage at The 2003 Radio Music Awards at the Aladdin Casino Resort October 27, 2003 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photos by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS - OCTOBER 27: (TABLOIDS OUT) Singer JC Chasez (L) and radio personality Casey Kasem hug on stage at The 2003 Radio Music Awards at the Aladdin Casino Resort October 27, 2003 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photos by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 19: Casey Kasem with his daughters Carrie (L) and Julie attends the 2nd Annual 'Runway for Life' celebrity fashion show benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and celebrating the DVD release of the Academy Award winning film 'Chicago' at the Beverly Hilton August 19, 2003 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
Jean and Casey Kasem at The Museum of Television and Radio's annual Los Angeles gala to honor Ted Danson and Dick Wolf at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Ca. Sunday, Sept. 29, 2002. Photo by Kevin Winter/ImageDirect.
HOLLYWOOD - JULY 13: Radio & television personality Casey Kasem attends the WB Network's 2002 Summer Party at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel on July 13, 2002 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Robert Mora/Getty Images)
Casey Kasem was a presenter at 'The 6th Annual Prism Awards' at CBS Television City in Los Angeles, Ca. Thursday, May 9, 2002. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images.
403225 06: Radio personality Casey Kasem attends the funeral for late comedian Milton Berle at Hillside Memorial Park April 1, 2002 in Culver City, CA. Berle died of colon cancer March 27, 2002 at age 93. (Photo by Robert Mora/Getty Images)
395097 05: DJ Radio Casey Kasem arrives at Worldfest September 30, 2001 in Van Nuys, CA. (Photo by Sebastian Artz/Getty Images)
391363 08: Singer Pat Boone, second from right, poses with, from left, Bo Hopkins, Casey Kasem and David Leisure July 2, 2001 during an American Red Cross Blood Drive in Los Angeles, CA. Boone''s grandson, singer Ryan Corbin, was hospitalized after falling from a three story building on June 19, 2001. Boone has been gathering his celebrity friends to donate blood to promote what the Red Cross is describing as a critical blood shortage. (Photo by Getty Images)
393673 02: DJ Casey Kasem attends the Muscular Dystrophy Association 28th Annual Jerry Lewis Pre-Telethon Extravaganza August 25, 2001 in Beverly Hills, CA. The telethon will air September 2, 2001. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
391363 04: DJ Casey Kasem, left, poses with singer Pat Boone during an American Red Cross Blood Drive July 2, 2001 in Los Angeles, CA. Boone has been gathering celebrity friends to donate blood for a critical blood shortage after his grandson singer Ryan Corbin was hospitalized after falling out of a three story building on June 19, 2001. (Photo by Getty Images)
386195 10: Actor/producer Casey Kasem and daughter Kerri Kasem arrive at the 21st Annual St. Jude Hollywood Gala March 1, 2001 in Beverly Hills, CA. (Photo by Jason Kirk/Newsmakers)
382329 19: Radio legend Casey Kasem arrives at the Hollywood Christmas Parade with his wife Jean and daughter Liberty, November 26, 2000 in Hollywood, CA. (Photo by Newsmakers)
382329 18: Radio legend Casey Kasem arrives at the Hollywood Christmas Parade, November 26, 2000 in Hollywood, CA. (Photo by Newsmakers)
381117 22: Casey Kasem arrives at the premiere of Paramount's 'Rugrats in Paris - The Movie' November 5, 2000 at Mann's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, CA. (Photo by Chris Weeks/Liaison)
10/4/99 Beverly Hills, CA. Jean and Casey Kasem at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel during Reverend Jesse Jackson's visit in L.A. to celebrate a special 58th birthday tribute to the civil rights movement. Photo by Brenda Chase Online USA, Inc.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A judge ruled Monday that Casey Kasem should be fed, hydrated and medicated while a court-appointed attorney evaluates the health of the ailing radio personality after his daughter moved to implement end of life measures.

Kasem, who has dementia, was in critical condition in a Washington hospital.

His daughter Kerri Kasem, who has been placed in temporary control of his treatment, consulted with doctors and decided in recent days to stop giving her father food, water and medications, attorneys said in court.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Daniel S. Murphy ruled that Casey Kasem should receive the treatments while an attorney appointed by the judge meets with Kasem and his doctors in Washington state.

Kerri Kasem's attorney Troy Martin said the decision to begin end-of-life measures was made after doctors determined that feeding and hydrating the celebrity had become increasingly painful. Martin said the judge's ruling is likely to cause the former "American Top 40" host more pain.

Casey Kasem's wife of 34 years, Jean Kasem, appeared in court and said she supported Murphy's ruling and will ask to be restored as her husband's caretaker.

"Only God knows when to take someone," she said.

She lashed out at Kerri Kasem and judges who have found Jean Kasem in contempt for refusing to cooperate with her stepdaughter, who was named Casey Kasem's temporary conservator last month after he was moved to Washington state.

Jean and Kerri Kasem have been fighting in courts in Washington state and Los Angeles over his care.

Murphy scheduled a hearing for Friday to receive an update about Kasem's health. Jean Kasem's attorney, Steve Haney, said it was unclear how much longer Kasem had to live.

Despite the family acrimony, Murphy said Kerri and Jean Kasem seemed to be doing what was best for Casey Kasem.

"It appears to the court that all parties have the best interest of Mr. Kasem at heart," the judge said.

Kasem gained fame with his radio music countdown shows, "American Top 40" and "Casey's Top 40." He also was the voice of Shaggy in the cartoon "Scooby Doo."

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