Dj Casper Attends The Disney Channel Kids Awards At London’S Royal Albert Hall. (Photo by Justin GoffUK Press via Getty Images)
The DJ behind the iconic line dance the “Cha Cha Slide” has sadly passed away at age 58 following a battle with cancer.
Casper’s wife confirmed the famed DJ was surrounded by loved ones when he lost his battle with cancer. In May, he appeared for his last television interview and opened up about his cancer diagnosis slowing down his career.
He explained how the cancer started to impact his health and weight in recent years.
“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.”
“I have one of the biggest songs that played at all stadiums: hockey, basketball, football, baseball; they played it at the Olympics,” Casper said. “It was something that everybody could do.”
He left some words of wisdom to others battling cancer that reflected his goal of releasing a song that brought people from all walks of life together.
“Anybody that’s going through cancer, know that you have cancer and cancer does not have you,” Casper said. “So, keep on doing the ‘Cha Cha Slide.’”
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Source: Black Enterprise