Renowned Jamaican DJ Arif Cooper died on 5 March 2023. People have been asking if the late musician was married and had kids.
The Jamaican musician died after collapsing suddenly at Recall Throwback Edition. The event was held on Hope Road at the Police Officers’ Club, and Cooper was one of many DJs booked for the event.
DJ’s untimely death has saddened the entire music industry of Jamaica. In addition, there has been surging interest in his personal life.
The CEO of Fresh Ear Production (AMC Music Ltd.) was a proud dad of a daughter. But who is his spouse?
Meet Arif Cooper Wife Simon Clarke: Married Life Explored
Arif Cooper was married to fellow media personality Simone Clarke. However, the couple officially ended their marriage in the late 2010s.
During their time together, the late DJ and his ex-wife had a daughter – Aaryn Cooper. The birth details of the late musician’s baby girl have not been revealed. But, Arif Cooper’s daughter appears to be 11 or 10 years old.
Although the pair have been divorced for a few years, Simon still uses her ex-husband, Arif Cooper’s surname, as the public knows her by that name.
Born Simon Nichola Clarke, Simon Clarke-Cooper was born to parents who hail from rural Jamaica. Arif Cooper’s ex-wife has an elder sister and two younger brothers – they grew up together. The media personality’s dad was a pastor, and his mom was a missionary.
The marriage details of the former couple have not been revealed. But it looked like they had been married for more than five years. The former lovebirds must have had a wonderful time as a married couple.
Arif Cooper Family – Comes From A Family Of Musician
Arif Cooper grew up in a family of musicians as his Father, Michael “Ibo” Cooper (Third World band), was one of Jamaica’s prominent musicians and music educators.
His Father was the one who introduced him to music at a young age. The legendary music instructor put Arif through piano lessons. Ibo Cooper also exposed his son to an extensive record collection, allowing him to watch greats like Bob Marley, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, and Sting.
Arif became a DJ in 1991 and was regarded as one of Jamaica’s top musicians domestically and overseas. In 1997, he established the Fresh Ear Production House. He began working for the RJRGLEANER Communications Group’s FAME FM in 1998 and remained an employee until his death.
Cooper is the creator of many well-known rhythms like the Guardian Angel, New Money, and Happy Step riddims and has made significant contributions to the music and culture of Jamaica.
The late musician has played a significant role in the careers of several dancehall acts, including Vybz Kartel, Konshens, Baby Cham, Alaine, Demarco, and Aidonia.
Besides, the late musician also worked at FAME FM as a broadcaster/radio disc jockey until his death.
Arif Cooper Net Worth Before Death
Arif Cooper was active in the music industry for 32 years. During his long career, he garnered enormous fame. He must also have bagged a considerable fortune as a well-accomplished musician.
As reported by SalaryExpert, Disk Jockey earns $1,585,524 (JMD) per annum. Mr. Cooper must also have made around that range.
In addition to being a Dj, Arif was also the CEO of a production Company, a radio broadcaster for the RJR Communication Group, i.e., FAME FM and an event promoter. Although his time in this world has been cut short, he must have had a remarkable career.