It’s a sad day in the internet world as we learn we have lost Eduard Khil… AKA The Trololo Guy. Eduard Khil, a longtime pop star in the Soviet Union, became famous in the west only a couple of years ago when his rendition of the wordless song “I Am So Happy to Finally Be Back Home” became an internet hit. Khil’s performance on a ’60s TV show spawned a meme called Trololo.
Khil embraced his internet fame and responded by coming out of retirement to perform again. Khil died today at a St. Petersburg hospital from complications of a stroke he suffered last month.
If you are sad, watch the video. If you are not sad… You should still watch the video.