A spokesperson for St Anthony Hospital in Washington told Reuters that the legendary radio DJ and voice of Scooby-Doo's Shaggy has been in critical condition in Washington since early last week. As of an update today, Kasem is being treated for an infected bedsore but remains in intensive care.
The 82-year-old former DJ has been alert throughout his hospitalisation, receiving wound care, intravenous antibiotic therapy, blood pressure support medication and treatment for his pain, hospital spokesman Scott Thompson said.
Kasem suffers from Lewy body disease, a form of dementia with symptoms similar to Parkinson's disease and hallucinations.
Care of Kasem has been legally turned over to his daughter, Kerri, as of a ruling on Friday, and out of the hands of his current wife, who had been caught on video throwing raw meat at her stepdaughter.
A spokesperson for Kasem's family told the press on Friday that "he won't be with us much longer."