Eduard Khil, Mr. Trololo, Dead At 77

Eduard Khil is dead. The man, whose work and career had earned high praise, including the Order of the Red Banner of Labour (1971), Lenin Komsomol Prize (1976), Order of Friendship of Peoples (1981), Meritorious Artist of the RSFSR (1968), People’s Artist of the RSFSR (1974), Order of Merit for the Fatherland (2009), and international fame with his performance of Trololo.

The 1976 performance that made him famous:

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A 1984 stage performance:

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At a 2012 event:

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Honored as a true mass culture meme on Family Guy:

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The earliest recorded performance of the song, this by Muslim Magomayev:

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