Mr. Trololo Dies in Russia at 77

The Soviet singer became a viral sensation in 2010.

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    Mr. Trololo was a surprise YouTube sensation.

    Soviet crooner Eduard Khil, who gained international stardom in 2010 when his 1976 video of a vocalized song known as Trololo became a global Internet hit, has died. He was 77.

    Ksenia Kachalova, a press officer at the city's culture department, said Monday the singer, better known internationally as Mr. Trololo, died in a St. Petersburg hospital on Sunday night. The cause of death was not immediately reported.

    Khil has been in hospital since last month after he suffered a stroke. Doctors reported that Khil had severe brain damage.

    Khil's name was trending worldwide on Twitter shortly after the announcement.