Newsbreak reports that popular Indian singer, KK (real name, Krishnakumar Kunnath), died unexpectedly on Tuesday night, hours after performing at a concert.
The 53-year-old collapsed at his hotel in Kolkata city and was rushed to a hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead.
The actual cause of death hasn’t been confirmed yet.
On Wednesday morning, ‘Not KK’ trended on Indian Twitter as fans and colleagues registered their shock and disbelief at the news of the entertainer’s passage.
Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi led the tributes, tweeting his grief at KK’s “untimely demise”.
“His songs reflected a wide range of emotions and struck a chord with people of all age groups. We will always remember him through his songs,” Modi said.
Born in Delhi in 1968, KK began his career voicing jingles – he sang more than 3,500 of them before getting his big break in film music – and went on to perform in several Indian languages, including Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada.