The children of Casey Kasem have made one of life's most difficult decisions:
They told doctors yesterday to take their father off life support.
The iconic DJ has been suffering from serious health issues for many months now and had simultaneously been at the center of an ugly conservatorship battle between his daughter and wife.
The latter had refused to allow Kasem's kids to see their dad, prompting the children to take legal action against their stepmother last fall.
Last month, meanwhile, Kasem went missing.
He was eventually tracked down in Washington after a judge appointed daughter Kerri Kasemher as her father's temporary caretaker.
The 82-year-old is now in a Washington hospice facility, living out his final days.
According to TMZ, Kasem’s health directive reads as follows:
"If the extension of my life would result in mere biological existence, devoid of cognitive function, with no reasonable hope for normal functioning, then I do not desire any form of life-sustaining procedures, including nutrition and hydration."
Hence their basis for withholding medication, food and fluids from their dad at this time.
TMZ also reports that wife Jean Kasem may be investigated by police for compromising her husband’s health when she took him the multi-state trip a few weeks ago that resulted in his unknown whereabouts.
It's a sad situation all around.