DJ Casper, the creator of the ‘Cha Cha Slide,’ has died on the age of 58 after a battle with most cancers. Casper’s final tv interview was with ABC7’s Samantha Chatman at his house in Might. His spouse, Kim, confirmed the information, ABC7 reported. His reason for loss of life has not been revealed.
A Chicago native, Casper stated through the interview that he was dealing with sure well being challenges. Nonetheless, he vowed to remain constructive and optimistic.
Talking of ‘Cha Cha Slide,’ Casper stated he by no means imagined it might be a world sensation. “Once I first did it, I did it as an cardio train for my nephew at Bally’s,” Casper stated. “From there, it simply took off. Elroy Smith from WGCI grabbed ahold of it.”
Casper had carried out the road dance throughout the globe over time. “I’ve one of many greatest songs that performed in any respect stadiums: hockey, basketball, soccer, baseball; they performed it on the Olympics,” he stated. “It was one thing that everyone may do.”
‘Carry on doing the ‘Cha Cha Slide’
Casper was recognized with most cancers in 2016. “They recognized me in 2016 with two sorts of most cancers, which is renal and Neuroendocrine, which is kidney and liver,” Casper stated. “They went in to attempt to do surgical procedure, and so they discovered the kidney was related to the principle artery, so that they determined to not do it and simply deal with it.”
Casper revealed his wrestle with the lethal sickness, and stated he was having bother consuming. He had additionally begun to lose loads of weight. “I used to weigh 236 kilos, and I believe I am about 60 kilos much less,” Casper stated. “If you understand me, you understand I am not going to cease. I’ll proceed to go. I’ll proceed to go till I am unable to go.”
In a message to people who find themselves struggling, Casper stated, “Anyone that is going by way of most cancers, know that you’ve got most cancers and most cancers doesn’t have you ever. So, carry on doing the ‘Cha Cha Slide.'”