Monday, June 4, 2012

Adieu, Eduard Khil (Sept 4, 1934-June 4, 2012)

Dedicated to the Memory of the Trolololo Guy on FB--a very famous singer in the Soviet Union who found worldwide fame, after a long and successful career as a singer, through a Youtube video that went viral. His highly unusual name (for a Russian) derived from a Spanish (some say English) great-great-grandfather named Gill who settled in Russia during Tsarist times. Edvard Khil, as a child, entertained soldiers during the Great Patriotic War (i.e., WW2) and made a name for himself as a singer of classic and popular music in the old Soviet Union. His career faded in the 1990s--and then revived in the early 2000s when the above video went viral with ten million hits almost overnight. He died after remaining unconscious for a month following a stroke. Goodnight, good sir.

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