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Publicist: Casey Kasem to be buried in Norway

Casey Kasem To Be Buried In Norway

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The wife of Casey Kasem plans to bury the late radio personality in Norway - contrary to Kasem's desire to be interred in Los Angeles and against the wishes of his adult children, a publicist for Kasem's daughter said Friday.

The children were working with a private investigator but have few legal options to prevent the overseas burial, publicist Danny Deraney told The Associated Press.

Teruyuki Olsen, a lawyer for Jean Kasem, didn't return an email seeking comment. As the spouse of the radio personality, she is conservator of his body, said Deraney, who works for Kerri Kasem.

It was unclear when the burial might occur and why Jean Kasem selected Norway.

Kasem, host of "American Top 40," died on June 15 at a hospital in Gig Harbor, Washington. He was 82 and suffering from dementia. His death followed a lengthy battle over his care between Jean Kasem and his three adult children from his first marriage.

Deraney said burial outside the United States would be contrary to what Casey Kasem had wanted.

"He publicly made it clear to his friends, his kids, that he wanted to be buried in Forest Lawn in Glendale, in Los Angeles," the publicist said.

The Norwegian newspaper VG reported that Kasem will be buried in Oslo.

"It's been arranged, he's going to Oslo," Wenche Madsen Eriksson, the head of the funeral service administration in Oslo, told the newspaper.

She declined to say why Oslo was chosen, explaining that the family wants to keep that information confidential.

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Lea Dean August 15 2014 at 4:56 PM

She must really hate his children! She is even going against her husband's wishes. To be that vindictive is so wrong. When she dies maybe the children will be able to bring their dad home. I feel sorry for his children/grandchildren that they can not visit their father's grave.

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wayne8734 August 15 2014 at 5:13 PM

Talking about a wicked step mom!!!!

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gloriamrsg2 August 15 2014 at 4:59 PM

His wife is a disgrace!

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gamberdm August 15 2014 at 5:02 PM

I can't imagine the evil in someone's heart to bury a father thousands of miles away in another country from his children.

Further, she is going against Kasum's wishes to be interred in CA.

this woman is crazy and I feel so bad for the kids that they can't conveniently stop by his grave to place flowers or pray over him. My heart hurts for them,.

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mecnsd August 15 2014 at 4:57 PM

I think it's shameful that the [crazy] wife has ignored his wishes to be buried in LA. Anything to %$#@ his kids, it seems. Norway...really? I guess she wanted total control so, bury him in the country of her heritage!

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jakki051 mecnsd August 16 2014 at 12:04 AM

She is STUPID! LIKE YOU SAID HER herritage and NOT HIS!

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jakki051 mecnsd August 16 2014 at 12:05 AM

I meant to type heritage!

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Carol August 15 2014 at 5:41 PM

What a horrible woman Casey was married to. Keeping he and his children apart, and now ignoring his last wishes. She was afraid that they might influence him concerning his money. What a selfish PIG

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rmeissonie August 15 2014 at 6:03 PM

The kids tried to play nice, now I hope they can tie his will up and let the estate have to pay their legal fees. We have not heard the end of this one. What a mean spirited woman....ten to one she was like this when she was young and it get's worse with age. Mean only get's more mean with age.

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jjbclayworld3 rmeissonie August 15 2014 at 10:34 PM

SPIRITED? In our opinions she is A horrible wicked shameful person and has absolutely NO SPIRIT!

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My Love August 15 2014 at 5:42 PM

Well look at all the money that is being wasted on this foolishness it could have been donated to a good cause. But no the wife being what she is to his kids and to her husbands last wish. The man wanted his last wishes to be full filled is that so hard to do? Just remember what goes around comes around honey. Rest in some kind of peace Casey.

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jjbclayworld3 My Love August 15 2014 at 10:36 PM


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bootsnchaps60 August 15 2014 at 5:39 PM

And she'll probably keep the location secret. A word for Jean to ponder-karma.

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MICHELLE bootsnchaps60 August 16 2014 at 7:19 AM

She'll probably either keep it a secret or even if the children find out and go to visit they won't be able to get in the cemetery.

Does anyone know the laws in Norway regarding interment?

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skyofblue17 August 15 2014 at 4:57 PM

Poor Casey Kasem being stuck with a moronic, self-serving family like his. At least his soul was already at peace weeks ago.

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