DJ Casper, creator of 'Cha Cha Slide,' dies at 58


DJ Casper, the creator of the popular song Cha Cha Slide, passed away on August 7 after a battle with kidney and liver cancer. He was 58 years old.

DJ Casper, born in 1965 and raised in Chicago, was an iconic American DJ and songwriter.

His wife, Kim, announced that he had tragically lost his battle with the disease.

In 2016, DJ Casper was diagnosed with two types of cancer – renal and neuroendocrine, affecting his kidneys and liver.

Despite the diagnosis, he remained resilient and continues to inspire others with his positivity.

He once said, "To anyone who is going through cancer, know that you have cancer and cancer is not you."

His determination was evident when he said, "If you know me, you know I'm not going to stop. I'll keep going until I can't go on."

DJ Casper's claim to fame was the creation of the world famous 'Cha Cha Slide',

A song that began as a step aerobics routine for her nephew, David Wilson,

Joe was a fitness trainer at Bally Total Fitness Health Club in Hyde Park, Chicago.

neighbourhood. The song quickly gained popularity in fitness clubs and schools,

Eventually becoming a global sensation, it has been played at birthday celebrations, bar mitzvahs, wedding receptions and even the Olympics.

Apart from his music career, DJ Casper also featured in the popular TV series 'Orange is the New Black' in 2013.