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‘Cha Cha Slide’ Artist DJ Casper Died of Cancer! His Net Worth and Family! Songs & Albums

‘Cha Cha Slide’ Artist DJ Casper Died of Cancer! His Net Worth and Family! Songs & Albums

Facts of DJ Casper

Full Name:DJ Casper
Birth Date:May 31, 1965
Age:59 years
Death Date:August 7, 2023
Country:United States
Height: 5 feet 10 inches (1.78m)
WifeKim Casper
MarriedKim Casper
Net Worth$1.6 million
Salary$55956 to $84615
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBlack
Birth PlaceChicago, Illinois
EducationHyde Park High School
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An American disc jockey (DJ), hype man, and songwriter, DJ Casper rose to prominence after releasing the song, Cha Cha Slide in 2000. He was a singer of hit albums Out Champ, Cha-Cha Slide, Let’s Do It, Mr. C presents aLOLa, Vol. 3, Smell The Coffee, Incidents, Illusion EP, Casper, and I Love You. DJ’s songs are Cha Cha Slide and Oops Up Side Your Head.

Early Life of DJ Casper

On May 31, 1965, DJ Casper was born William Perry Jr in Chicago, Illinois, United States. At the time of his death, he was only 58 years old. He was born under the sun sign of Gemini and used to cuts his birthday cake annually on the 31st of May with his family and friends.

Casper had citizenship in America and belonged to a mixed ethnic background. He used to follow the Christianity religion. He graduated from Hyde Park High School. DJ used to go to Boston College.

DJ Casper’s Wife; Kids

He was married to his wife named, Joyce Perry. They were married for more than half of their lives and gave birth to four children.

DJ with his loved ones
Caption: DJ with his loved ones (Source: Thedistin)

DJ Casper’s Net Worth

As of 2023, Casper had an estimated net worth of $1.6 million. Casper collected this fortune from his successful career as an American disc jockey, hype man, and songwriter. His salary ranged from $55956 to $84615. The song, Cha-Cha Slide earned $100 million in revenue while Casper received $2 million from the song.

 DJ posing inside his house
Caption: DJ posing inside his house (Source: KTLA)

His Weight Loss Explained

Casper lost half of his body weight. According to ABC7, DJ lost 180 lbs of his body weight after being diagnosed with Cancer. This made him lose his appetite and didn’t eat the minimum body requirement and resulting in a thin body.

DJ Casper Dies aged 58

Casper died on August 7, 2023. DJ was 58 years old at the time of his death and died due to kidney and liver cancer. He knew about his kidney cancer and neuroendocrine cancer in January 2016. Casper did surgery but couldn’t remove the cancer and had to do chemotherapy. He became free from liver and kidney cancers in 2019. H

e was a very optimistic person and this also help him to fight the battle of cancer followed by a brain aneurysm as a child. Casper was only a child when he suffered from lead poisoning. His family even made a fund page to donate for his treatment named, GoFundMe on May 18th, 2016.

“Casper lost his battle to cancer with loved ones by his side, he was a fun-loving, giving person. He was a genuine, family oriented man. He loved Chicago with all his heart. He will be greatly missed.”

Professional Career of DJ Casper

  • In 1998, he released the song, Casper Slide Pt. 1 aka Cha Cha Slide.
  • He released his second song, Casper Slide Pt. 2 in 2000.
  • His song, Casper Slide Pt. 2 was aired on Chicago’s radio station, WGCI-FM.
 DJ posing on the frame
Caption: DJ posing on the frame (Source: Daily Record)
  • His song, Cha Cha Slide debuted at Universal Records.
  • He also danced in his song, Cha Cha Slide in Orange Is the New Black, in Crazy Eyes.
  • In 2022, he released his album, I Love You and Casper in 2001.

Songs & Albums

His hit album was Out Champ, Casper, and I Love You. He released songs like Cha Cha Slide, Funky, Oops Upside Your Head, Juke Slide, Social Distance Slide, Island Slide, and DJ Casper. 

Cha-Cha Slide

The song, Cha-Cha Slide is a song made by Casper. It was released on August 2, 2000.  DJ produced it in association with The Platinum Band and Frederick Johnson. It has a label on Universal and was recorded in Big Bobby Studio. He made this song for his nephew, David Wilson.

David was a fitness trainer at Bally Total Fitness Health Club and made the song as a step aerobics routine.

After receiving the help of M.O.B., he made a new version of the song by editing and producing followed by the production of the entire Slide Album.

FAQs of DJ Casper

What is DJ Casper’s Height?

Casper was 5 feet 10 inches tall and his hair and eye are black in color.

What happened to DJ Casper’s parents?

DJ’s both parents died due to cancer. After taking the life of his parents, cancer killed him as well.

Why did DJ Casper change his name?

Casper changed his name because people used to call him clad in all-white attire on stage. His song, Cha Cha Slide made him famous.

What is DJ Casper’s genre?

His song genre is Gospel, Dance/Electronic, Pop, Hip-Hop/Rap, and Rock. He had signed with records labels like Universal Records and The Island Def Jam Music Group.