Casey Kasem, the legendary former host of the radio show American Top 40, was buried last week, six months after his death, at a cemetery in Oslo, adding another chapter to a long-running family feud.
In a Facebook post on Tuesday, Kasem’s daughter Kerri Kasem wrote: “This morning my family and I learned that my Dad’s abusive wife Jean Thompson Kasem and their daughter Liberty conned a cemetery in Norway into burying my Dad there. Even with ALL the letters, attached below, from my father’s friends and family stating that he wanted to be buried in the UNITED STATES, the country in which he was born and raised, his wishes were, once again, ignored by his unfaithful wife.”
CNN on Tuesday confirmed the burial at Vestre Gravlund in Oslo with a manager of cemetery administration.
Kerri won conservatorship over her father’s health in the months before his death, but Jean fought this decision in court, claiming that Kasem’s children from his first marriage were prematurely ending his life.
Before his death, Jean moved her husband from a care facility in Santa Monica, Calif., to the home of family friends in Washington State. Family members have since complained that they didn’t know where the body was located.
CNN was not able to reach Jean Kasem for a comment.
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