The End Is Near As Judge Rules That Medication, Food, Fluids Can Be Withheld From Casey Kasem
Report: Family Playing Old Broadcasts In His Room
June 11, 2014 at 4:28 PM (PT)
In a ruling TODAY (6/11), according to CNN.com, KERRI KASEM attorney TROY MARTIN has said that Superior Court Judge DANIEL MURPHY has reversed his decision from earlier this week (6/6) and has granted daughter KERRI the authority to withhold medication, food and fluids from her ailing father, the legendary CASEY KASEM.
In his ruling, MURPHY has determined that giving CASEY KASEM food and fluids would be harmful and cause more pain for the 82-year-old former radio personality.
KERRI KASEM said in a statement following the hearing: "The court's decision today upheld our father's explicit wishes as expressed by him in his health directive." According to the CNN report, "She was referring to a directive her father signed in 2007, saying he would not want to be kept alive if it would result in a mere biological existence, devoid of cognitive function, with no reasonable hope for normal functioning."
The Last Countdown
TMZ now reports that KASEM, with his daughters, son and brother by his side, is listening to old broadcasts of his iconic countdown show in a WASHINGTON hospice. The family believes the broadcasts will give him great enjoyment as he goes through the imminent transition