LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge is delaying a decision on whether to create a temporary conservatorship for Casey Kasem after a court-appointed attorney told him the ailing radio personality is receiving adequate daily care.
Attorney Samuel Ingham told Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Roy Paul on Tuesday that he has visited Kasem and does not see the urgent need for a conservatorship. According to court filings, Kasem is suffering from advanced Parkinson's disease.
Kasem's daughter sought a temporary conservatorship over her father last week. Julie Kasem's filing stated her father's wife was blocking her siblings from seeing him and making decisions about the radio star's health.
The 81-year-old Kasem gained fame with his radio music countdown shows, "American Top 40" and "Casey's Top 40," and was also the voice of Shaggy in the cartoon "Scooby Doo."