By: Vilma Sun
The musical mind of the "Cha Cha Slide" has died. DJ Casper’s wife told ABC7 in Chicago that DJ Casper died at the age of 58 because of cancer.
Casper said in an interview, "I really didn't expect the 'Cha Cha Slide' to do what it did. Everything hit all at once, Universal records contact me, they wanted me to go on a tour and it started getting real crazy."
Due to Pitchfork, Casper composed a new version that year initially called "Casper Slide Part 2," which is the "Cha Cha Slide" that caught fire in the U.S.