Casey Kasem's Daughter In Control Of Life Support
Casey Kasem's daughter has been given the authority to withhold food and fluids from the critically ill former radio host.
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has concluded that the ailing 82-year-old would be in more pain if he was given food or fluids.
Kerri Kasem's lawyer Troy Martin said Kasem had stated he did not want his life prolonged if he was mentally incapacitated.
But a lawyer for Kasem's wife of 34 years, Jean, said his client disagreed with the decision: "It's just flat out wrong."
"You have blood on your hands," Jean Kasem reportedly said.
Last month Kasem was reported missing after Jean took him from a medical facility in California to Washington state without the rest of his family's permission.
But lawyer Steve Haney said Judge Daniel Murphy's ruling was not based on sworn declarations from doctors and relied on an outdated document in which Kasem said he did not want to receive food or fluids if he was incapacitated.
As of last week, Kasem, who has a form of dementia, still had the ability to communicate non-verbally, Mr Haney said.
He has not had any food or fluids since Friday.
Judge Murphy has given Kerri temporary authority to make medical decisions for her father.
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.