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Casey Kasem Remains in Critical Condition

Casey Kasem, host of the "American Top 40" countdown for four decades, remained in critical condition at a Washington state hospital on Sunday and was being treated for an infected bedsore, a hospital spokesman said.

Kasem, who was also the voice of Shaggy in the "Scooby-Doo" cartoons and one of the most recognizable voices on American radio, was admitted to St. Anthony Hospital in Gig Harbor last week amid a bitter family battle.

The 82-year-old former DJ has been alert throughout his hospitalization, receiving wound care, intravenous antibiotic therapy, blood pressure support medication and treatment for his pain, hospital spokesman Scott Thompson said.

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Kasem suffers from Lewy body disease, a form of dementia with symptoms similar to Parkinson's disease and hallucinations.

His medical care and visitor access has been at the center of a legal tussle between the children from his first marriage — Kerri, Julie and Mike — and his second wife, Jean Kasem, with whom he has one child, Liberty.

A Washington state judge ruled on Friday that Kasem's care would be decided by his daughter, Kerri, and not her stepmother. As the ruling took effect, a family spokesman said Kasem "won't be with us much longer."

— Reuters