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Bollywood Singer KK, 53, Dies of ‘Suspected Cardiac Arrest’ Shortly After Performing Concert


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Popular Bollywood singer KK, 53, passed away after reportedly suffering a massive heart attack.

Indian police said Wednesday they are investigating his death, which occurred shortly after performing at a college festival in Kolkata on Tuesday evening.

He was rushed to the hospital from his hotel at around 10:30 pm, where doctors pronounced him dead.

CBS News reported:

Aroop Biswas, a government minister in the eastern state of West Bengal, said KK had died of a “suspected cardiac arrest.” But police said they are probing whether he died an “unnatural death”, with media reports saying there were injuries to his face and head.

An autopsy was to be performed later in the day.

“We are also talking to the hotel authorities and scrutinizing CCTV footage to understand what had happened before he was taken to the hospital,” said police official Sanjoy Mukherjee.

Born in Delhi into a south Indian family, the versatile singer began his career with advertising jingles and recorded songs in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi and Bengali.

Like other playback singers in India who become stars in their own right, his songs were featured in films in which actors lip-synched along to his vocals.

His hits from the 2000s included “Aankhon Me Teri” from the movie “Om Shanti Om” and “Khuda Jaane” from “Bachna Ae Haseeno”.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the tributes to the singer.

Times of India added:

One of Bollywood’s favourite singer Krishnakumar Kunnath popularly known as KK, passed away after suffering a massive heart attack. He was performing at an event in Kolkata, during which he suffered the stroke. He was immediately rushed to Calcutta Medical Research Institute (CMRI), where he was declared dead. He was 53.

Reportedly, the singer was brought there around 10:30 pm. He was performing at Nazrul Mancha, an auditorium in South Kolkata, where he had fallen ill, and collapsed.

The ‘Ankhon Mein Teri’ singer had shared a bunch of moments from his stage performance at Instagram too. He had wrote, “Pulsating gig tonight at Nazrul Mancha. Vivekananda College !! Love you all 😘😘”

Right from peppy party songs to heartwarming romantic tracks, KK had gifted his fans with a voice, full of an emotional rumble of happiness. His most popular tracks include ‘Tadap Tadap’ (Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, 1999), ‘Dus Bahane’ (Dus, 2005), and ‘Tune Maari Entriyaan’ (Gunday, 2014).

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