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Eduard Khil

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Khil in May 2009

Eduard Anatolyevich Khil (often known as Edward Hill) (4 September 1934 – 4 June 2012) was a Russian baritone singer. He is a recipient of the People's Artist Award of the Russian SFSR. He was born in Smolensk, Western Oblast, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union.

Khil became known to the international audience in 2010 when a 1976 recording of him singing a version of the song "I Am Glad, 'Cause I'm Finally Returning Back Home". It became an Internet meme, often referred to as "Trololo"[1] or the "Russian Rickroll". The song is now commonly associated with Internet trolling.

Khil died in the hospital in St. Petersburg, Russia on 4 June 2012, from complications from a stroke, aged 77.[2][3][4]

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  1. "Eduard Khil dies aged 77". 6 June 2012. Archived from the original on 14 October 2013. Retrieved 2 May 2014.
  2. "'Mr. Trololo' Dies in St.Petersburg, Aged 77". En.ria.ru. 4 September 1934. Archived from the original on 14 October 2013. Retrieved 7 June 2012.
  3. "Pop singer Eduard Khil known as Mr. Trololo in West dies in St. Petersburg". Interfax.com. Archived from the original on 16 October 2013. Retrieved 7 June 2012.
  4. "Лсгшйю: Яйнмвюкяъ Щдсюпд Ухкэ". Lenta.ru. 28 May 2012. Retrieved 7 June 2012.

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