Eduard Khil was an unlikely YouTube star. The Russian singer inadvertently took the online world by storm with a delightfully schmaltzy singing performance of "I Am Glad 'Cause I'm Finally Returning Back Home" from 1976.Khil passed away last month, but his legacy lives on. While there have been many new versions of what became known as the Trololo song, one young man's tribute is a particularly charming rendition.… Read more
If he didn't put you in stitches, only surgery could.
Russian crooner Eduard Khil, the subject of one of the most popular YouTube memes of recent years, passed away today at age 77, according to the Associated Press.
His gut-splitting 1976 performance of "I Am Glad 'Cause I'm Finally Returning Back Home" has racked up more than 12 million views since it became widely known on YouTube in 2010, eventually spawning countless parodies.
He was known online as Mr. Trololo due to the mighty yodeling crescendos of meaningless syllables he sang instead of the song's original lyrics. … Read more