Kjell Rasten is a late producer, businessman, and production manager from the United States. He also got well-known as the husband of Charo, the Spanish actress, singer, and comedian.

She rose to prominence as a frequent guest star on series such as ‘Love Boat’ and ‘The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.’

Kjell was born in the United States of America on May 1, 1940. He died of suicide on February 19, 2019, at 79.

After receiving a 911 call, authorities arrived at the residence and determined that he deceased shortly after 1 p.m. His wife, Charo, said that he had a skin condition, was on medicine, and was despondent.

Guest Star of Love Boat Relationship

Kjell married Charo and was together until his death in February of this year. His wife is a well-known actress in films such as Thumbelina, The Concorde Airport ’79, and Tiger by the Tail.

The pair got married in August 1978 in a private ceremony attended by their close ones.

Together, the couple welcomed a son, Shel Rasten in 1981. Shel’s son is the drummer for the heavy metal band Treazen. Charo was previously married to Xavier Cugat claiming that her marriage was a business contract.

Kjell rasten. Image Credit: CBS

The duo of actress and businessman had married to come into the United States and get herself Citizenship. 

They duo, together with from August 1966 to 1978. after a year, she got her citizenship in 1977.

On Thursday, the singer informed the co-hosts of “The Talk” that she performed in Palm Springs, Calif., two nights before his death. “It was a special occasion, and my husband has extremely proud,” the wife explained, adding that the next night he refused to join her for dinner and had been acting strangely.

Reason of Rasten Death

Rasten was going through a phase of depression for quite some time before deciding to commit suicide, and Bullous Pemphigoid, a rare and terrible skin disease, discovering to be his diagnosis.

However, after taking medicine for a long time, the wound did not heal. So, on February 18, 2019, at the age of 79, he decided to terminate his life.

His wife Charo, who had remained by her side for 40 years, was at home at the time of the tragedy and dialed 911 around 1 p.m. According to the Los Angeles Medical Examiner, the autopsy revealed that he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Charo’s Husband Career & Net Worth

Shel’s father has worked as a production manager for television shows over his career. ‘Robert Young with the Young,’ ‘Late Night,’ and ICM are his other endeavors.

Following his marriage to Charo, he remained at her side as her manager, managing her schedules and bringing her work.

Kjell Rasten and partner
Kjell Rasten and partner. Image Credit: Page Six

He had amassed a sizable net worth throughout his career. His net worth has estimated to be approximately $4 million at the time of his death, based on his profession.

His wife’s net worth has currently estimated to be $12 million. In Beverly Hills, he and his wife lived in a house worth over $1 million.

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