Charo’s Husband Died Of Self Inflicted Gun Shot Wound

Sad news in Hollywood today, the husband of 70’s and 80’s sex siren Charo, has taken his life. Police were called to Charo’s Beverly Hills mansion on Monday night. First responders tried desperately to save Kjell Rasten’s life. He was transported to Cedars Sinai Hospital where he died from his injury. An autopsy completed late Tuesday indicated that Rasten died after he shot himself in his head. The couple had been married for 41 years. Charo said that her husband had been battling depression for several years. The accomplished Spanish Flamenco guitarist, also revealed that Rasten had a painful skin disease.

Charo said her husband, a music manager, also had to take large amounts of medicine to combat his illness. She believes ‘it all became too much for him,’ Rasten was 78. Charo’s exact age has long been a matter of dispute, it’s estimated to be between 65 and 75. Charo said in a statement, “I’m heartbroken but I understand my husband’s need to end his suffering.” The singer was in the home when Rasten took his life. The couple had one child a son, actor Shel Raston, Charo’s first husband was Cuban musician and band leader Xavier Cugat, she has credited him with launching her career.

Charo because famous for the way she greeted people, with ‘Cuchi-Cuchi’. She was a staple on talk shows during the 70’s and 80’s appearing dozens of times on the ‘Tonight Show’ with Johnny Carson. Recently Larry King asked Charo where she got the ‘Cuchi-Cuchi.’ She said it was nick name for a dog she had as a child in Spain. When she came to the American she couldn’t speak English so she would say ‘Cuchi-Cuchi’ all the time and it took on a life of it’s own. Friends and fans alike have been sending their well wishes towards the entertainer.

  • Meek Mill Documentary Coming To Amazon This Summer

    Rapper Meek Mill is discussing his #FreeMeek documentary that will be premiering on Amazon this summer. Mill will turn 32 in May, has had many run ins with the law since he was a teenage. When he was 18 he was arrested for assaulting a police officer and put on probation. He was arrested in...

    Read More
  • Paris Jackson Spotted Out With Boyfriend After Hospitalization

    Paris Jackson was spotted out on Sunday with her boyfriend, Gabriel Glenn at Universal City in Los Angeles. The couple went to a movie at the complex and were seen having dinner at a 'KFC' after the movie. Jackson had been admitted to a hospital over the weekend, after reports that she tried to commit...

    Read More
  • Mama June Arrested In Alabama For Drug Possession

    Honey Boo Boo's mother June Shannon was taken into custody this week, after police responded to a domestic violence call. The caller said that two people were fighting at a gas station, when police arrived Mama June was fighting with her boyfriend Geno Doak. The boyfriend was arrested for domestic violence, harassment, felony possession of...

    Read More
  • Lori Loughlin's Daughters Drop Out OF USC As Fallout Continues

    Actress Lori Loughlin has been dropped from 'Hallmark', the company said they are no longer working with Lori. She was filming a movie for Hallmark in Canada when news of the cheating scam broke. The Hallmark deal with the actress was worth several million dollars according to a source. According to a University of Southern...

    Read More