Eduard Khil performed on Russian television in 1976, and was a notable singer for years until the fall of the Soviet Union at the end of the 1980s.
Famed Soviet singer, known to the world as Mr. Trololo has died in St. Petersburg after a stroke he endured in late May. The 77-year-old had been performing right up until recently.
The nickname of the late Soviet stage star and internet sensation has rocketed into the most popular worldwide trends on Twitter as music-lovers around the world mourn his death.
Khil will be buried on Thursday June 7 in St. Petersburg’s Smolensky cemetery, the singer’s son Dmitry Khil says.
In 2010, the singer’s half-century-old hit brought Khil international attention by his vintage video to the wordless song I Am So Happy to Finally Be Back Home. As of now the original video has well over 12 million views on YouTube.