Kjell Rasten Bio, Family, Career, Wife, Net Worth, Measurements, Death

Kjell Rasten and Charo

Kjell Rasten was an American producer, businessman, and production manager as well. Many people also recognized him as the spouse of Charo, the Spanish actress, singer, and comedian. She became noticed for her frequent appearance as a guest role in the shows like ‘Love Boat’ and ‘The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson‘.

Unfortunately, the couple had to separate when Kjell committed suicide on 18 February 2019. According to reports, he died on the spot from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. After his death, his wife, Charo released a statement on her Instagram. It states that he was suffering from depression after taking medications for a long period for a rare skin disease that he had.

Kjell Rasten

Caption: The late production manager and businessman, Kjell Rasten.
Source: YouTube

Kjell Rasten: Bio, Family, Education

The producer was born on 1 May 1940 in Stockholm, Sweden holding the nationality of Sweden. Rasten has revealed very little information on his personal life. Further, there is no information on his parents or siblings. Also, he had not documented on his educational qualifications.

Kjell Rasten: Personal Life & Wife

Kjell was married to his wife Charo until his death in February 2019. His wife is an actress, best known for her roles in ‘Thumbelina (1994)’, ‘The Concorde… Airport ’79 (1979)’, and ‘Tiger by the Tail (1970)’. The couple tied a knot in August 1978 in a private ceremony attended by their closed ones. Together, they had welcomed a son Shel Rasten in 1981. His son is the drummer for the heavy metal band ‘Treazen’.

Moreover, Charo previously had married Xavier Cugat claiming that her marriage with him was a business contract. They married in order to come into the United States and to get herself a US Citizenship. They were together from August 1966 to 1978, after a year she got her citizenship in 1977.


Before deciding to commit suicide, Rasten has been suffering from depression for a long time. It was because he diagnosed with a rare and horrible skin disease called Bullous Pemphigoid. However, after taking medication for a long period of time, it didn’t heal. So in the thought of that, he decided to end his life at the age of 79 on 18 February 2019.

At that time of the incident, his wife Charo who stood up by her side for 40 years was at home called 911 after 1 p.m. After the autopsy, the Los Angeles Medical examiner ruled his death by a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Kjell and Charo

Caption: The actress Charo and her late husband Kjell Rasten
Source: CBS Los Angeles


Kjell Rasten: Career, Net Worth & Social Media Profiles

Talking about his career, he had worked as a production manager of the television shows. Further, his projects include the TV Shows like ‘Robert Young with the Young’, ‘Late Night’, and ‘International Championship of Magic’. After his marriage to Charo, he stayed beside his wife as his manager and managed her schedules, and bring her work.

Regarding his net worth, he had made a good fortune throughout his career. At the time of his demise, his net worth had an estimation of around $4 million made from his career. Whereas his wife’s net worth consists of around $12 million as of now. He along with his wife resided in a mansion worth over $1 million in Beverly Hills.

If we have to talk about his social media appearance then the late producer was not active much on the social media platform. Unlike Charo, he had not used any of these social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter.

Kjell Rasten: Body Measurements

The late off-camera personality had a good physique, unfortunately suffering from a long time skin disease. His body stands to a height of 5 feet 9 inches and weighs around 71 kg. Other than this, there is no information on his body measurements. He had silver-white hair and blue eyes color.

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