Casey Kasem's Family Members File Documents to Return His Remains to U.S.

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Casey Kasem

The legendary radio personality died June 15

Casey Kasem's older children have asked a judge that the late DJ's remains be returned to the U.S., The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. 

The bitter feud between Kasem's family and his widow, Jean Kasem, continues, with his kids from his first marriage filing legal documents to force Casey's body to be brought back to the U.S. from Norway, where it has resided since August. Casey died on June 15 at the age of 82 after a battle with Parkinson's disease.

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Reps for Casey's daughter Kerri Kasem confirmed to THR that the paperwork has been filed.

Jean had previously stated she intends to bury him in Norway because she is part Norwegian and wants to live there, but the kids allege that his body has been rotting away and has not even been embalmed.

According to TMZ, Casey's family believes Jean wants to prevent an autopsy by allowing the body to decompose, thereby avoiding possible charges of elder abuse

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Norwegian authorities had previously denied Kasem's family's request to return the body to the States.

Casey was married to first wife Linda Kasem from 1972 to 1979, and they had three children, Mike, Julie and Kerri. Casey married Jean in 1980, and they have one daughter, 24-year-old Liberty.

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