Kjell Rasten Biography – Kjell Rasten Wiki
Kjell Rasten was a Swedish film producer, businessman and singer Charo’s husband.
Rasten became Charo’s manager shortly after they got married in 1978. He worked as a TV producer in the 1970s and 1980s.
Charo and Rasten appeared together, along with their son, in a 2015 episode of “Celebrity Wife Swap” with Charo’s former “Love Boat” co-star Jill Whelan.
Kjell Rasten Age
He was born in 1940. He died on February 17, 2019, Beverly Hills, California, United States. He was 79 years old.
Kjell Rasten Wife (Charo)
Rasten married his wife Charo in 1978. Their only child, a son, Shel Rasten, was born in 1981.
From 1966–1978, Charo was married to a man named Xavier Cugat, who was a famous bandleader. Cugat actually was the person who “discovered” Charo. Cugat died in 1990 at the age of 90 years old.
Kjell Rasten Children
Rasten and Charo shared a son, Shel Rasten. Shel Rasten works as an actor and a producer. He was also in the heavy metal band, Treazen.
Kjell Rasten Death – Kjell Rasten Suicide
He died on February 17, 2019, in the Beverly Hills home where he lived with his wife Charo. According to Beverly Hills police, officers arrived at the couple’s home after receiving a 911 call around 12:30 p.m. and found a man suffering with life-threatening injuries. He was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead just after 1 p.m.
Following the death of her husband, Charo, in a statement through her representatives said: “Kjell, My husband of forty years and the love of my life killed himself. There are no words to describe what we are feeling now. He was an amazing man, a great husband and the best father I could imagine to our son. He dedicated his life to loving and supporting his family.
“In recent years, his health began to decline and he developed a rare and horrible skin disease called Bullous Pemphigoid. He also became very depressed. That, along with the many medications he needed to take, became too much for him, and he ended his suffering.
“None of us had any idea this could happen to such a wonderful, kind and generous man. Please, if anyone you know and love is suffering from depression or illness, hold them close, tell them you love them with all your heart and that the world is better because they are in it. Get any help you can. Suicide is not the answer.”
Kjell Rasten Cause of Death
Rasten died by suicide from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Kjell Rasten Nationality
He was of Swedish nationality.
Kjell Rasten Net Worth
Rasten’s net worth is not known. However, his wife singer Charo has an estimated net worth of $12 million.