DJ Casper: Casper’s first popular song, “Casper Slide Pt. 1” or “Cha Cha Slide,” was made for his nephew, who worked at a gym in 2005. People liked using the song for exercise in schools and clubs. Later, he made another song in 2000 called “Casper Slide Pt. 2,” and a radio station in Chicago played it.
The songs became big hits in Chicago in 2004. Casper got help from M.O.B. Records to make an album with other Chicago artists. The dance became really popular. A big music company called Universal Records noticed the song too.
Casper appeared as a DJ on a TV show called Orange Is the New Black. He played music while characters on the show danced to the Cha Cha Slide.
In 2016, Casper got sick with kidney and neuroendocrine cancer. He had surgery and chemotherapy but it didn’t work well. In 2018, he said he was better. In 2019, he talked about having liver and kidney cancer too. He said he felt different and that his illnesses helped him slow down in life.
Willie Perry Jr., also known as Casper, died on August 6, 2023. He was 58 years old. Some of his albums are Out Champ (1999), Casper (2001), and I Love You (2022).
DJ Casper’s Cause of Death
In January 2016, Perry Jr. found out he had kidney cancer and neuroendocrine cancer. Even though he had surgery that didn’t work in the same month, he started getting chemotherapy. By July 2018, he said he was doing better. In 2019, Perry said he had beaten liver and kidney cancer. He felt like a different person and believed that his illnesses were a way for God to help him slow down a bit.
Sadly, Perry Jr. passed away on August 7, 2023, at the age of 58. He died from kidney and liver cancer.
DJ Casper’s Wife
He was married to a woman named Kim.
DJ Casper’s Net Worth
His net worth was $1.6 Million.