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Singer Charo’s husband Kjell Rasten reportedly dies by suicide age 79

Kjell Rasten, singer Charo’s husband of more than 40 years, has killed himself with a shot to the head, according to numerous reports.

Police were called to the couple’s home in Beverly Hills around 2 p.m. and took him to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead, reported the celebrity news website TMZ.

Someone in the house called 911, the news outlet reported, saying that Charo was home at the time.

The former television producer had one child with Charo after their 1978 marriage — actor and producer Shel Rasten.

Charo’s real name is María del Rosario Pilar Martínez Molina Baeza, according to Entertainment Tonight. She, Rasten and their son appeared on Celebrity Wife Swap in 2015, and Charo appeared on Dancing With the Stars in 2017.