Casem Kasem Will Be Buried in…Norway?
Radio legend Casey Kasem remains unburied nearly two months after his death on Father’s Day 2014, but the Scooby-Doo star will soon find a final resting place…in the Norwegian city of Oslo.
The report surfaced on Friday and is the latest in a bitter war between Kasem’s adult children and his widow Jean Kasem that has not-so quietly simmered for half a decade.
Kasem’s Norwegian burial was confirmed by Logan Clarke, a private investigator that has been working on behalf of Casey’s eldest daughter, Kerri Kasem. Kerri’s spokesperson, Danny Deraney, seemed befuddled by Jean’s plans to bury her famous husband outside the country.
“We don’t know what [Jean Kasem’s] plans are. 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.”
Jean, as you may recall, famously “kidnapped” a gravely-ill Casey from a California nursing home and hid out with him in Washington State just weeks before his death. The former Cheers actress is of Norwegian heritage on her mother’s side.
Mike Kasem, Casey’s only son, also expressed confusion over the plans to bury his father in Norway.
“There is no connection my dad has 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.”