Casey Kasem Hospitalized In Critical Condition [VIDEO]
You may enjoy listening to Casey Kasem's AT 40 The Seventies, Sunday mornings at 6 here on 96.1 WODZ. Now, The legendary radio personality's health has deteriorated, and reportedly he's been hospitalized in critical condition.
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."
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