Internet mourns 'Mr. Trololo' as only the Internet can6/4/2012
How does the world mourn a meme? "RIP Eduard Khil" seems to be the most popular YouTube message to the Russian baritone known as "Mr. Trololo," who died on Monday after suffering a recent stroke. Khil's quirkily enthusiastic performance of a song called "I Am Glad, 'Cause I'm Finally Returning Back Home" on a mid-1970s Russian variety show went beyond viral in 2010, racking up millions of views. Khil said that the original lyrics -- a bizarre story of a cowboy, a prairie and a woman knitting a stocking -- were banned by the Soviet government, so he removed the words so he could sing it. We join the rest of the Internet in saying thank you, Mr. Khil. Thank you.
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