'Mr. Trololo' Dies In Russia - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

'Mr. Trololo' Dies In Russia

 

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - Soviet crooner Eduard Khil, who gained international stardom in 2010 when his 1976 video of a vocalized song known as Trololo became a global Internet hit, has died. He was 77.

Ksenia Kachalova, a press officer at the city's culture department, said Monday the singer, better known internationally as Mr. Trololo, died in a St. Petersburg hospital on Sunday night. The cause of death was not immediately reported.

Khil has been in hospital since last month after he suffered a stroke. Doctors reported that Khil had severe brain damage.

Khil's name was trending worldwide on Twitter shortly after the announcement.

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