DJ Casper, Creator of Iconic Dance Song ‘Cha Cha Slide,’ Dies at 58
What Was DJ Casper’s Cause of Death?
DJ Casper, the Chicago-based DJ and producer who created the iconic dance song “Cha Cha Slide,” has died at the age of 58. He had been battling kidney and neuroendocrine cancer since 2016.
Casper, whose real name was Willie Perry Jr., released “Cha Cha Slide” in 2000. The song quickly became a worldwide phenomenon, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States and the United Kingdom. It has since been covered by countless artists and is a staple at weddings, parties, and other gatherings.
In addition to his work as a DJ and producer, Casper was also a motivational speaker. He frequently spoke about his battle with cancer and encouraged others to never give up.
Casper’s death is a major loss for the music industry and for the world. He was a talented artist and a positive force in the community. His legacy will live on through his music and his message of hope.