Kasem’s family asks the government of Norway to deny his wife’s request to have him buried in Oslo, Norway. In a letter to Norway officials obtained by NBC News, 20 of Kasem’s relatives and friends claim Kasem never spoke of a desire to be buried in Norway and always wanted his final resting place to be in his hometown, Los Angeles. The letter, in part, reads:
As beautiful as your country is, our father has never spoken of any desire to be buried in Norway either to us or to his friends. Do not be fooled into believing his wife, Jean Kasem, who abandoned and isolated him during the last year of his life in favor of her boyfriend, John Paul Gressy.