- "We broke it at WGCI in Chicago. We were the first radio station to play it," former radio programming director Elroy Smith says.
- Entertainment·The Root
DJ Casper, the creative genius behind the legendary line dance staple the “Cha-Cha Slide” died on Monday. The news was made public by his wife Kim who revealed the popular DJ, legally Willie Perry Jr., passed away after a seven-year-long battle with cancer. He was 58 years old.Thanks for your feedback!
- Celebrity·Associated Press
Willie Perry Jr., a Chicago disc jockey known as “DJ Casper” and creator of the iconic “Cha Cha Slide” dance, has died. Perry was diagnosed with cancer in 2016, and his wife confirmed his death Monday in a statement to WLS-TV. Perry told WLS-TV in a May interview that the “Cha Cha Slide” initially was an aerobic exercise for his nephew who worked at a fitness club.Thanks for your feedback!
- Celebrity·Miami Herald
The dance gets people moving at birthdays, weddings and other events.Thanks for your feedback!
DJ Casper, born Willie Perry, Jr., has died after a battle with cancer, his wife told CNN affiliate ABC7 Chicago on Monday.Thanks for your feedback!
- Celebrity·Entertainment Weekly
The musician was diagnosed with kidney and liver cancer in 2016.Thanks for your feedback!
- Entertainment·LA Times
'Cha Cha Slide' hitmaker DJ Casper, the Chicago-born entertainer behind the 2000s dance craze, died Monday after a seven-year battle with cancer.Thanks for your feedback!
DJ Casper, the creator of the dance hit and wedding reception staple “Cha Cha Slide,” died Monday following a seven-year battle with cancer. He was 58. His death was reported by his wife Kim to Chicago’s ABC7. Born and raised in Chicago as Willie Perry Jr., DJ Casper wrote the instructional line-dance song in 1998 …Thanks for your feedback!
DJ Casper, the Chicago native whose real name was Willie Perry Jr., received kidney and liver cancer diagnoses in 2016. […] The post ‘Cha Cha Slide’ songwriter, DJ Casper, dies at 58 appeared first on TheGrio.Thanks for your feedback!
- Celebrity·NY Daily News
DJ Casper, best known for the “Cha Cha Slide”, has died. He was 58. Born Willie Perry Jr., the DJ and hype man died following a years-long battle with kidney and liver cancer, his widow, Kim, told ABC7 Chicago. He was with loved ones at the time of his death. The Chicago native spoke to the outlet this spring about the more than two-decade legacy of the party anthem and its accompanying line ...Thanks for your feedback!
The Chicago native battled cancer for seven years.Thanks for your feedback!