The strange saga of radio personality Casey Kasem’s illness and subsequent death continues. You may recall that while the legendary host of American Top 40 was very ill, his family undertook an epic squabble over access to him. Then when he finally, one could say mercifully, succumbed to his malady, his body went missing.
Well I’m pleased to say he has turned up right here in Montreal. A funeral director has confirmed that Kasem’s remains are here. But why?
Well, there is a rumour that his wife, Jean, misunderstood the concept of a ‘Bucket list’, figuring it meant things to do after kicking the bucket, not before. It seems Casey always wanted to visit Montreal and take in the Just for Laughs festival, currently underway here.
While this can’t be confirmed as the reason for the radio personality’s arrival here, some in other potential destinations are not taking any chances. The media reports that officials at Mount Everest; Uluru, Australia; Buckingham Palace, and various sky-diving and river-rafting companies around the world are preparing themselves for an unusual package delivery. There is also word that Disney has doubled security around the Mickey Mouse costumes in an effort to avoid the “Open Casket in Mouse Outfit” selfies.
Meanwhile Montreal radio executives are hoping that, even in his current condition, Kasem can inject some life into local radio.