Eduard Khil

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Birthday
4, 1934
Birthplace
Smolensk, Russia
Death Date
Jun 4, 2012 (77)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
4, 1934
Birthplace
Smolensk, Russia
Death Date
Jun 4, 2012 (77)

About

Award-winning Russian singer who gained internet fame for his rendition of "I Am Glad, 'Cause I'm Finally Returning Back Home," known as "Trololo" to internet users. He performed in many operas, such as The Marriage of Figaro.

Before Fame

He performed for injured Russian soldiers during World War II.

Trivia

He received the People's Artist Award of the RSFSR. 

Family Life

He was married to Zoya Pravdina from 1958 until his death in 2012, and they had a son named Dmitri Anatolyevich Khil.

Associated With

Russian President Vladimir Putin sang Khil's praises after his death, offering condolences to Khil's family.