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  • 18 August 2014, 8:34

Radio DJ Casey Kasem 'To Be Buried In Norway'

Legendary radio DJ Casey Kasem is to be buried in Norway, according to a Norwegian newspaper.

Kasem died on June 15 but his remains have been kept at a funeral home because of an ongoing feud between his children and wife.

Norwegian newspaper VGsaid Jean Kasem has chosen Oslo as the burial place for her late husband.

This was also confirmed by a private investigator hired by his daughter Kerri Kasem.

Jean moved her ailing husband from a Santa Monica hospital to Las Vegas in May and then to Washington State where he died.

His body was taken to Montreal, Canada, in July.

"We don't know what [Jean Kasem's] plans are," said Danny Deraney, spokesman for Kerri Kasem.

"We just know that she wants to keep Casey away from [his] family and friends and by the looks of it, hiding from law enforcement."

The Hollywood Reporter said the row between Jean and her stepdaughter has gone on for 35 years.

Kerri has accused Jean of abusing her 82-year-old father, who also voiced Shaggy in Scooby-Doo, before his death and wants a post-mortem examination to be carried out on his body.

Kasem's son Mike said the star had no connection with Norway: "I don't know if Jean has any ties to Oslo. She certainly has never mentioned it in the last 35 years.

"Check the exhumation laws there; sounds like a possibility that is the reason she will bury him there. My dad deserves to be buried where he specifically asked to be buried: Forest Lawn.

"Everyone keeps asking for motives as to why Jean acts how she acts. I don't have an answer."

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