“Jean buried him without telling the kids,” Danny Deraney told ABC News. “She does not have to tell them since she is the conservator over his remains.”
Kasem, the radio host of American Top 40 and the voice of such TV cartoon characters as Scooby-Doo’s sidekick Shaggy, died June 15 at a hospital in Gig Harbor, Washington. He was 82 and suffering from dementia, and his death followed a protracted legal battle over his care between Jean Kasem, now 60, and his three adult children from his first marriage.
Appearing on The View in late June, Kerri Kasem said she and her siblings had hoped to carry out their father’s wishes to be buried in Glendale, California.
About the burial in Norway, “Clearly the family is not happy, but they are also at peace knowing that they got to spend his final moments with him,” Deraney told ABC, which said that Jean Kasem has not responded to a request for comment.