I remember the first time I ever saw "Trololo." I was trolling Twitter and happened across a tweet that said, "Creepy Russian guy sings." That was about two years ago.
Millions of other people worldwide soon came to feel the same way about this odd song, and with the fascination with the song came geniune interest in the man who sang it.
The tune went viral very quickly in mid-2010, and suddenly hundreds of remixes popped up. The tune and the singer both became cultural memes, so much so that the TV show "Family Guy" paid homage to it (video, left).
Goodnight and farewell, Mr. Khil. You will be missed, but the joy you brought to us will last forever.
"Пу́сть земля́ ему́ бу́дет пу́хом" ("May the earth be soft for him").