Internet sensation Eduard Khil, better known as Mr. Trololo, has passed away June 4 at the age of 77 in Russia.
Khil was a famed and respected performer in Russia throughout the 1960’s and 70’s. He earned international stardom, however, in 2010 when a video of him was released where he replaced a song’s words with “trololo” over and over.
The video was released on YouTube in 2010, gaining over ten million views and becoming the theme for internet trolls and bloggers alike. Khil’s performance is one of the internet’s most well-known memes and can be seen on almost any social networking site, such as Facebook, tumblr, and predominantly YouTube.
Khil was a good sport about his new role as internet meme and took the video release in stride, recording another impromptu performance for YouTube, which you can find here.