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Cha Cha Slide creator, DJ CASPER passed away at age 58

DJ Casper, the creator of the world-famous Cha Cha Slide has died.

Rest In Peace, DJ Casper!

Cha-Cha Slide creator’ Willie “DJ Casper” Perry, Jr. has passed away after a battle with cancer.

Chicago’s DJ Casper, real name Willie Perry Jr reported dies on Monday (Aug. 7), according to “ABC 7 Chicago,” the Chicago native lost his battle with cancer.

Samantha Chatman of ”ABC 7 Chicago” said in a statement. This past May she sat down with DJ Casper at his home to talk about his two decades of international fame and his health struggles. The reporter stated, it was his last television interview.

The reporter noted. “Casper said he was having challenges with his health, but he vowed to remain positive and cherish every moment.” The legendary Chicago DJ left behind a song that brings people together from all walks of life.

According to reporter, DJ Casper said. He never thought the Cha Cha Slide would be an international sensation. “When I first did it, I did it as an aerobic exercise for my nephew at Bally's,” Casper said. "From there, it just took off. Elroy Smith from WGCI grabbed ahold of it.”


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