DJ Casper, best known for the hugely successful dance hit the Cha-Cha Slide has died aged 58, his family confirmed.

The song came with its own signature line dance inspired by the Chicago stepping movement.

His death was confirmed to Chicago TV station ABC7 on Tuesday by his wife Kim.

First released in 2000, DJ Kasper created a second version after the song grew in popularity.

He once noted how he had created the original as an aerobic exercise for his nephew.

The lyrics encouraged dancers to "slide to the left/right", "clap your hands" and go "all the way to the floor".