Death of KK: Popular Bollywood singer collapses and dies aged 53

Bollywood singer KK – full name Krishnakumar Kunnath – has died. He was 53.

The popular Indian musician died on Tuesday evening (May 31) in Kolkata, India.

Corresponding The Hindu, Kunnath felt ill and collapsed after returning to his hotel after a concert in Nazrul Manch.

He was then taken to a private hospital, where he was pronounced dead after suffering a heart attack. Indian times reported.

In 1999, KK released his debut album Dude. He became one of the most successful Indian singers of the 2000s.

With over 700 recorded songs in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Bengali and other languages, his hits include “Tadap Tadap”, “Dus Bahane” and “Tune Maari Entriyaan”.

Kunnath is survived by his wife and two sons.

(Narendra Modi/Twitter)

Following news of his death, other entertainers expressed their condolences, with Indian-Canadian actor Akshay Kumar sharing a tweet that read, “Extremely saddened and shocked to learn of the sad passing of KK. What a loss.”

“In a state of total shock. I met him for the first time last month and it seemed like we had known each other for years. The chatter just wouldn’t stop,” filmmaker Srijit Mukherji said in a Facebook post.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute on Twitter, writing: “Saddened by the untimely death of well-known singer Krishnakumar Kunnath, popularly known as KK. His songs reflected a wide range of emotions and appealed to people of all ages. We will always remember him through his songs. Condolences to his family and fans. Om Shanti.”

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JOE HERNANDEZ

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