Eduard Khil of “Trololo” fame has passed away at age 77. The song, titled “I Am Glad, ‘Cause I’m Finally Returning Back Home,” became an internet sensation a few years ago when the clip from 1976 was uploaded to YouTube. After that, the song, and Eduard himself, became synonymous with the name “Trololo.”
Bad news came up from St. Petersburg today. Eduard Khil, also known as Mr. Trololo or Trololo Man, died in hospital there. He was one of the most famous Soviet and Russian baritone singers. Khil’s manner of execution of songs is unique and easily recognizable in Russia, characterized by charm, always having a great sounding bright, sonorous voice and the flight of lyrical baritone, with the powerful charge of optimism and humor. Rest in peace, Mr. Trololo.