The statement was issued shortly after a Kitsap County (Wash.) judge recognized a California court order that gave Kerri full health care conservatorship over her father rather than Kasem’s wife, Jean.
Kerri earlier had said she wanted to take her dad back to California. But she did not indicate that after her court victory in Washington state.
“Right now, Casey Kasem’s health is declining and won’t be with us much longer,” the family statement said, adding that Jean Kasem had a “private family moment for 2.5 hours so she could be by his side.”
“If he opens his eyes,” Kerri said, “I want my Dad just once to see everyone standing around him, putting our differences aside and let him know how much he is loved by everyone, including Jean and Liberty.”
Liberty is Kasem’s daugther from his marriage with Jean.
Kasem, 82, is in critical condition at St. Anthony Hospital in Gig Harbor, Wash.
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