Singer KK was performing at an event in Kolkata when he became ill. He was rushed to CMRI hospital and was declared dead.
KK – Krishnakumar Kunnath was 53 years old. He performed back to back shows in Kolkata for the past two days. He performed in the iconic Nazrul Mancha auditorium till 8.30 p.m. when he suddenly fell ill and returned to his hotel. He collapsed in the hotel and was rushed to hospital and declared dead. He is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter. His family has reached the hospital in Kolkata where his mortal remains are kept. A post mortem to ascertain the exact cause of his death is likely to take place today after getting the consent of his family.
Many celebrities expressed their shock and grief on Twitter and called it a black year in Indian music. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also shared his heartfelt condolences on Twitter.