How did Dr. Cheeko die? Mucisian cause of death and obituary

Dr. Cheeko
Dr. Cheeko


Benji Lopez, who was known by his stage name, Dr. Cheeko, one of the greatest entertainers on the Jersey Shore passed away. Let’s see, how did the musician die and Dr. Cheeko cause of death in detail.

How did Dr. Cheeko die?

Dr. Cheeko, the legendary musician died on March 3, 2023. Rat Rockers confirmed the death of the musician, Dr. Cheeko on their social media post.

The Jersey Shore fame Dr. Cheeko has died, and our hearts and prayers are with his friends and family at this difficult time.

Dr. Cheeko performs with his incredible band during the summers at the Jersey Shore. Benji Lopez aka Cheeko was from Santurce, Puerto Rico. He lived in Galloway, New Jersey.

Who was Dr. Cheeko?

Dr. Cheeko and his band performs R&B, country, and salsa music. He plays several clubs down the shore’s of jersey for many years.

I Don’t Wanna Know, Ella Me Vacila, The Biggest Part of Me, Momma See Parade, Fire in D Hole, The Tide Is High are some of his songs.

Other songs include Bungy On Fire, Careless Whispers, Sugar Bum Bum, Compadre Pedro Juan, O la la, Love me Love etc..

It’s not unusual for the Dr. Cheeko’s band to start with Marvin Gaye and Jimmy Buffett, then move on to Earth, Wind, Fire, and the Rolling Stones.

Dr. Cheeko Band is amazing and makes the party remember. Their energy and talent are always impressive, and they know how to get your guests up and dancing.

Rat Rockers says, “He was truly one of the best bands down here at the Jersey Shore and will be very missed. I don’t think the summers will be the same without hearing people say… YO we have to get to Martells for Dr. Cheeko he is playing right now, hurry up and get ready!”

Then you would always remember saying wow it’s Monday afternoon, this is going to be a good time, and you would be right by thinking that with Dr. Cheeko.

So Dr. Cheeko I guess Heaven is ready to party and they need ya to show them how much fun you gave us. RIP Brotha and much love- Your Boy Gotts 95.9

Dr. Cheeko cause of death:

Dr. Cheeko passed away on March 3, 2023, on Friday morning from Cancer. His friends, followers, and coworkers have shared their heartfelt condolences on social media.

Tributes flooded social media after the demise news of Dr. Cheeko broke out. He was a legendary musician who plays all the hits from rocking.

Cedrick Luces shared this sad news saying,

Today I lost my good friend of over 46 years Dr. Cheeko. He was responsible for getting me back into music after I quit for a couple of years back in the early 70s. He also hooked me up with Gigs on The Jersey Shores where I spent 12 Summers. RIP my Brother from another Mother

Tributes to Dr. Cheeko:

Vince 22 tweeted,

2023 continues to be a rough year re: folks passing away. This time it’s Jersey Shore legend Dr. Cheeko. My Uncle introduced me to the good doctor and his band. Their song “Who Put The Pepper In The Vaseline” was a classic!

Tony Nappi posted,

My friend and neighbor has been called to heaven. A beautiful man, friend, neighbor, mentor, family… RIP Dr Cheeko. I will miss our jams, our walks, our talks, your wisdom, your cooking, your jokes, your brilliant light, which shined on us every day. Love you brother… RIP Benjamin. Until we jam again.

Melissa Marshall posted,

When you say Dr Cheeko, you say Entertainment! What a great soul and human doing his best to bring joy to us all. I’ve know him way before Atlantic City in Miami. He worked several jobs with my father. And then we became peers here in AC. Another great loss to our ever growing smaller community of musicians. My he spread his love and joy in heaven, and my we stop and take a minute to remember him. RIP to the amazing talent that was here on earth Dr .Cheeko.

Lauren On-Air posted,

RIP Cheeko (aka “Dr. Cheeko”). My neighbor & my friend for the last 30 years of my life. Was planning on seeing you this week. I’m going to miss you saying “wazzup” as I walk to the mailbox.. Keep jamming up there. Love you and going to miss your laugh Until we meet again… prayers for the Lopez family.

Monica Farias posted,

RIP Dr Cheeko, we had the best dancing times with you at Martell’s
You will missed!!

Until we dance again … I will be bugging you to play “ TEASER , CENT , 5 cent , 10 cent DOLLAR “over and over… Rest in Peace Benji Lopez you will be forever in our hearts !!


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4 thoughts on “How did Dr. Cheeko die? Mucisian cause of death and obituary”

  1. RIP Benji…With sincere gratitude I thank you, for recognizing what talent I have,and inviting me into your community of musicians for “da Jam”. A saying that will always bring you to mind.God bless you and watch over you.

  2. I lived in seaside for years and my wife and I would go see Dr. Cheeko every weekend at the Bermuda club. RiP my friend.

  3. I had the honor to sing with Dr Cheeko 30 years ago around the Jersey Shore area and in Atlantic City. My most cherished moments when the “doctor “ invited me to sing and preach despite my physical disabilities. “Lean on Me” will always be our song. Thank you for allowing me to share God’s gift with millions of friends and accompanying me while I sang our National Anthem for the NBA playoffs Philadelphia 76er’s. Rest In Peace Until We Meet Again.


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