Famous Chicago musician DJ Casper, who is best known for his ‘Cha Cha Slide’, amassed a sizeable net worth thanks to his music career before his death at 58 due to cancer.
He was fighting cancer when he breathed his final breath on August 7, 2008. Ever since the news of the musician’s death surfaced, fans have taken to Twitter to mourn his untimely loss. DJ Casper accumulated a large net worth throughout his career. Here, we examine his career and wealth.
DJ Casper’s net worth revealed
Idol Networth and many other reports on the internet state that DJ Casper has a net worth of $500,000 Worth At the time of death, he was worth approximately $1.6million. The musician, whose real name was Willie Perry Jr., was best known by his stage name DJ Casper.
Born and raised in Chicago, DJ Casper’s most famous musical creation was his Cha Cha Slide. Casper Slide Pt 1 is the song/dance combination. After being broadcasted by Chicago radio stations during the early 2000s, it became a huge hit. Soon, it was picked by Universal Records, catapulting both the song and its creator- DJ Casper – to international fame.
The artist also released albums such as Lets Do It 2019 (2019), Smell The Coffee 2013 (Illusion EP 2015) and others.
How DJ Casper’s ‘Cha Cha Slide’ came to be
As the story of the Cha Cha Slide goes, DJ Casper had reportedly created the culture-defining dance move as well as song as a part of an aerobics routine to help his fitness trainer nephew. NPR Reports his nephew worked at Bally’s Total Fitness.
The catchy song was picked up quickly by Chicago radio station WGCI FM before being signed to Universal Records.
DJ Casper sings and dances with the group in this catchy tune and music video. They all perform an iconic dance. Video is filmed in indoor and outdoor settings where cast members perform the iconic dance.
A clap is followed by a left-side step, then a hop. You then move the left and right feet in a Cha Cha style. In the iconic video, people from all races and ages were featured. It was no surprise that it attracted people of all ages and backgrounds.
DJ Casper’s cancer battle
ABC7 reports DJ Casper Touring James Brown was diagnosed as having cancer.
“They diagnosed me in 2016 with two kinds of cancer, which is renal and Neuroendocrine, which is kidney and liver,” he said in an old interview. In an old interview, he revealed that his doctors had tried to operate on him but were unable to because his kidney was attached to his main blood vessel. They decided to focus on the treatment and not do surgery.
He told an outlet previously that he was having trouble eating, and had also lost weight. “I used to weigh 236 pounds, and I think I’m about 60 pounds less,” he said.
“If you know me, you know I’m not going to stop. I’m going to continue to go. I’m going to continue to go until I can’t go.”