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  • 16 July 2014, 12:28

Casey Kasem Still Not Buried Weeks After Death

An unresolved row between Casey Kasem's family members means his body remains unburied a month after his death.

A spokesman for the radio legend's daughter said his body is still at a funeral home in Tacoma, Washington.

Danny Deraney, publicist for Kerri Kasem, says Kasem's children from his first marriage hope he will be buried at Forest Lawn cemetery in Glendale, California, as he wished.

The 82-year-old died on June 15 at a hospital in Washington state.

Mr Deraney said his second wife, Jean Kasem, has the rights to his body but has not yet arranged for him to be buried.

St Anthony Hospital spokesman Scott Thompson said Kasem's wife collected his remains from the hospital after he died, but does not know what arrangements she made.

In May, 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.

Kasem found fame in 1970 with his radio music countdown show, American Top 40 and, later, Casey's Top 40.

He was also the voice of Shaggy, the snack-loving slacker on the hugely popular cartoon series Scooby-Doo.

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