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The brother and children of the late legendary radio personality Casey Kasem are suing his widow for wrongful death, as they claim Jean Kasem was the reason Casey passed away in 2014.

The legal documents accuse Jean of “elder abuse and inflicting emotional distress on Kasem’s children from a previous marriage by restricting access to their father before his death,” according to Billboard. Prior to his death at age 82, Kasem suffered from dementia and a severe bedsore.

Kasem’s three children, Kerri, Julie, Michael, and his brother Mouner, are all seeking $250,000, though the jury would ultimately decide the amount of the reward. The children were battling with his widow for quite some time over visitation access prior to his death. In a statement, Kerri said: “We would rather see her in jail than receive one dime. We don’t care about the money. We care about justice.

Stay tuned for more in the case of Kasem’s children versus his widow.

SOURCE: Billboard | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty

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