DJ Casper Death – Famous Songwriter Willie Perry Jr aka DJ Casper has sadly passed away. He died on Monday 7th August 2023 at the age of 58 after a courageous battle with cancer with illness. He was confirmed dead through a publication made on social media that says “Rest in power to Chicago’s own Casper, the creator of the world famous Cha Cha Slide. His wife Kim informed me that he lost his battle to cancer today”.
DJ Casper Birth and Musical Career
American DJ, hype man, and songwriter Willie Perry Jr. better known by his stage moniker DJ Casper (also known as Mr. C The Slide Man), was born on May 31, 1971. Perry, a native of Chicago, earned the nickname “Casper” due to his habit of wearing white clothes on stage. In 1998, Perry’s nephew was working as a personal trainer at a Bally Total Fitness, and Perry made the song “Casper Slide Pt. 1,” also known as the “Cha Cha Slide,” for him to use in his workouts.
When the song was adopted as part of an aerobic training regimen in health clubs and schools, it received a lot of attention. In the year 2000, Casper released a second song titled “Casper Slide Pt. 2,” which attracted the ear of Elroy Smith of WGCI-FM in Chicago. After local record label M.O.B. Records collaborated with Perry to create an album of Chicago musicians, the song became a huge hit in the Windy City in 2004.
Who was DJ Casper?
The album’s title comes from the dance that goes along with the song “Cha Cha Slide.” The increasing attention the song was getting led to a record deal with Universal. In addition, Perry appeared as a DJ on an episode of the sixth season of “Orange Is the New Black.” When Crazy Eyes has a hallucination in this episode, he sees the convicts and guards line dancing to the “Cha Cha Slide.” Beyond his musical prowess, DJ Casper is renowned for his adventurous spirit.
This willingness to embrace the unknown reflects not only his passion for music but also his fearlessness in embracing new experiences. This adventurous attitude not only keeps his fans intrigued but also serves as an inspiration for fellow artists seeking to break free from the confines of convention.
DJ Casper’s obituary will be released by the family
News from SNBC13.com