Willie Perry Jr., better known as DJ CASPER, sadly passed away in August 2023.
The musician’s 2000 hit Cha Cha Slide is what made him most well-known.
DJ Casper: Who was he?
DJ Casper was a musician and DJ who was raised in Chicago. On May 31, 1965, Willie Perry Jr., the celebrity, was born.
The song and dance known as the Cha Cha Slide were created by Perry. He originally composed the song for his nephew, a personal trainer.
DJ Casper released the Cha Cha Slide that we all know and love after the original version of the song gained popularity in gyms and educational institutions.
It was first made available in August 2000, and after five weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, it rose to become one of the most well-known line dances ever.
The song is still a favorite of many people and is a worldwide hit.
When did DJ Casper pass away?
DJ Casper died on Monday, August 7, according to his wife, Kim. When he passed away, he was 58 years old.
ABC7, a Los Angeles-based television station, received a confirmation from Kim.
She added that the deceased celebrity had been surrounded by loved ones at the time of his passing.
What caused DJ Casper’s death?
After a protracted fight with liver and kidney cancer, DJ Casper passed away. He first disclosed in 2016 that he had received a diagnosis for the illnesses.
He told his followers that he was in remission in 2018. However, Perry’s health issues seemed to have returned at the beginning of 2023, and he claimed he was having trouble eating.
In a sit-down interview with ABC7 at his home in May 2023, the musician also disclosed that he was losing a lot of weight while discussing his life in detail.
“I used to weigh 236 pounds, and I think I’m about 60 pounds less,” he claimed.
If you know me, you are aware that I won’t stop moving forward.
“I’m going to go until I can’t go,” she said.
A motivational speech by DJ Casper was also published posthumously by ABC7.
“Anyone dealing with cancer, know that you have cancer and cancer does not have you,” he said.
“So, continue performing the Cha Cha Slide.”
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