Who was DJ Casper, What caused his death? Know about his wife, family and career details

DJ Casper

DJ Casper whose real name is Willie Perry Jr has died at the age of 58.

The American DJ, hype man is best known for creating the catchy dance song Cha-Cha Slide, which topped the charts in 2000.

DJ Casper  rose to fame as the creator of the catchy and fun Cha Cha Slide, which topped the charts upon release in 2000 and has been played at parties ever since.

DJ Casper

Who was DJ Casper?

DJ Casper was a DJ and songwriter who was born and raised in Chicago.

The star was born Willie Perry Jr on May 31, 1965.

Perry is the man behind the famous Cha Cha Slide song and dance.

He initially wrote the song for his nephew who was working as a personal trainer.

After the first iteration of the song became popular at fitness clubs and schools, DJ Casper released the Cha Cha Slide we know and love.

Released in August 2000, it went on to become one of the most popular line dances in history and spent five weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

The track continues to be a hit around the world and it still beloved by many.

When did DJ Casper die?

DJ Casper’s wife, Kim, confirmed that he had passed away on Monday, August 7.

He was 58 years old when he died.

Kim confirmed the news to Los Angeles-based television station ABC7.

She also revealed that the star had been surrounded by loved ones when he passed.

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What was DJ Casper cause of death?

DJ Casper died after losing his long battle with kidney and liver cancer.

He first revealed he had been diagnosed with the diseases back in 2016.

In 2018, he announced to fans that he was in remission.

In early 2023, however, Perry’s health troubles had appeared to return and he said he was having trouble eating.

The musician also revealed that he was losing a lot of weight as he opened up about his life in a sit-down interview with ABC7 at his home in May 2023.

“I used to weigh 236 pounds, and I think I’m about 60 pounds less,” he said.

“If you know me, you know I’m not going to stop – I’m going to continue to go.

“I’m going to continue to go until I can’t go.”

DJ Casper also gave an inspiring statement that was released by ABC7 posthumously.

He said: “Anybody that’s going through cancer, know that you have cancer and cancer does not have you.

“So, keep on doing the Cha Cha Slide.”

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Who is DJ Casper?

Ans. Casper, whose real name is Willie Perry Jr., is a musician and producer best known for creating the popular line dance song “Cha Cha Slide.”

Q. When was DJ Casper born?

Ans. Casper was born on May 31, 1971, in Englewood, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Q. Who are DJ Casper parents?

Ans. Casper was born into an African-American family, his parents watch him grow under their wings with love and care.

But as to who his parents are and what they do was never disclosed to the media. He tries hard to keep the details of his mother and father secret.

Q. Who is DJ Casper wife?

Ans. Casper is said to have been married to a woman by the name of Kim, who announced his death on social media, but there is nothing known about her personal life or what she does for a living

Q. How much is DJ Casper worth?

Ans.  Casper’s net worth is around $1.6 million.

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