A heated argument between the wife of radio personality, Casey Kasem, and his family turned public as several family relatives and friends staged a protest outside the is 81-year-old's house Tuesday, Oct. 1.
According to various news and police reports, three of Kasem's four children, several friends and his brother marched in front of the home in Los Angeles before police were called.
Kasem supporters claim his wife, Jean, has refused to allow anyone into the Holmby Hills house to see him.
Kasem is suffering from Parkinson's disease and is unable to speak or get around on his own.
Jean Kasem, who played Loretta Tortelli on Cheers, reportedly locked the doors and pulled blinds over the windows before calling police during the demonstration, a police report said.
Brother, Mouner Kasem, told reporters he was protesting because he wants to see Casey before he dies.
"I've got a feeling I might not see him again, and that's why I'm here," Mouner Kasem said.
Jean and Casey Kasem were married in 1980. They have one daughter. Kasem's other children, including radio host, Kerri Kasem, are with first wife, Linda Myers.
"We don't want any money from Jean," Kerri Kasem said. "We don't care about that. We were raised well, and we support ourselves."
Kerri Kasem claims Jean has prevented her and other family members from seeing Casey for the last three months.
No arrests were reported.
Born in Detroit, Casey Kasem began his radio career in 1954. In 1970, he became the host of American Top 40. He later hosted Casey's Top 40, Casey's Hot 20, and Casey's Countdown.
On television, Kasem did thousands of voiceovers, cartoons, commercials and had various guest-starring roles and made many public appearances. American Top 10, a TV spinoff of American Top 40, aired in the late '80s and early 90s.
According to the website, Celebrity Net Worth, Casey Kasem is worth approximately $80 million.