The person who suicides dies once, but those they left behind die a thousand deaths. Yes, it is a tragic moment for anyone who loses their closest ones. And, today we are going to talk about such a couple who were together for forty years. Production manager, Kjell Rasten died by suicide at the age of 78. Kjell and his wife, Maria del Rosario Molina Baeza, professionally known by her stage name, Charo was married for forty years.
Kjell and his wife, Charo had one child, named Shel Rasten who is the drummer for the heavy metal band, ‘Treazen.’ So, how was Kjell Rasten’s personal life? Was he depressed? Let’s know in detail in today’s column.
Kjell Rasten’s Early Life, Career
Kjell Rasten was born on May 1, 1940, in Stockholm, Sweden under the birth sign of Taurus. As per nationality, he was Swedish. Rasten was a production manager and producer best known for his work for International Championship of Magic (1985), ABC Late Night (1973), and Robert Young with the Young (1973).
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Also, he served as her wife’s longtime manager. The couple also appeared in an episode of Celebrity Wife Swap in 2015, where Charo switched places with her Love Boat co-star, Jill Whelan.
The details about the net worth of late producer, Kjell Rasten is unknown. However, he may have amassed a big fortune throughout his career. Also, the information regarding his earnings and salary are not available.
On the other hand, Kjell’s wife, Charo has a net worth of over $12 Million, as of 2019. She is a Spanish American actress, comedian, and flamenco guitarist. In the late 1960s and 1970s, she frequently appeared as a guest star on series such as Laugh-In, Fantasy Island, The Love Boat, and The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.
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Charo and her late husband, Kjell were living happily in Beverly Hills in a luxurious house until the death of Kjell.
Know about Kjell Rasten’s Marriage, Wife, and Children
Kjell Rasten married the Cuchi Cuchi girl, Charo on August 11, 1978, in South Lake Tahoe, California, in a civil ceremony attended by 30 guests. The couple first met at the Golden Globes. As a fact, Rasten soon began working for his wife as her manager.
The couple has one child, a son named Shel Rasten born in 1981. Well, Shel is the drummer for the heavy metal band ‘Treazen.’ The couple moved to Hawaii to raise her son but eventually moved back to Beverly Hills.
Well, Kjell and Charo were married for over forty years. During their marital solidarity, the lovebirds were never involved in any controversies and rumors. They used to attend events, parties, and shows together. In June 2015, Charo appeared in an episode of Celebrity Wife Swap, where she swapped with former Love Boat co-star, Jill Whelan. The show also featured her husband-manager, Kjell.
Sadly, Kjell Rasten died by suicide at the age of 78, in Beverly Hills. As per sources, he suffered from bullous pemphigoid, rare skin disease, for years and had grown depressed before he committed suicide on February 18, 2019.
Beverly Hills police officers arrived at the couple’s home after receiving a 911 call. Charo, in a statement through her representatives, confirmed Rasten, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. There was no suicide note found.
While speculations continue as to why he shot himself, Charo released a statement on her Instagram.