In the on-going drama of ailing radio host and TV voiceover artist Casey Kasem, his children have lost their bid for a conservatorship over their father’s health. His wife Jean Kasem, an actress best known for her role on “Cheers,” retains control, reports the AP.
The judge on the case said Tuesday (Nov. 19) that while Kasem’s health is not in jeopardy due to improper care, he urges both sides to come to a compromise on a visitation schedule — Kasem’s three adult children from his first marriage have been claiming for months that Jean won’t let them see their father, who is dying of Parkinson’s.
“He’s receiving good to excellent care. I find no cause for a temporary conservatorship,” says Judge Lesley C. Green. “I’m going to push you to work on this.”
A court-appointed physician also revealed during the conservatorship hearing that Kasem has expressed his wishes to see his children. Jean’s attorney Marshall Grossman says that two proposals for a visitation schedule were made to Kasem’s children, but both were rejected.
Grossman is optimistic a truce can be reached, as are the children. Daughter Kerri says, “We’re hopeful that reasonable visiting arrangements will be made soon.”