A popular Bollywood star and top singer KK, whose full name is Krishnakumar Kunnath, has collapsed and died in his hotel room after a concert.
Kunnath, 53, died on Tuesday evening, May 31, in Kolkata, India.
The singer performed at Nazrul Mancha auditorium at the Sir Gurudas Mahavidyalaya college in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata for almost an hour, and collapsed on return to his hotel, The Hindu reported.
Local media reports had it that the father of two was taken to the Calcutta Medical Research Institute, a private hospital in south Kolkata, where he was pronounced dead.
‘It’s unfortunate that we could not treat him,’ a hospital official told The Hindu.
Times of India reported that Mr. Kunnath died of a heart attack, and was taken to the hospital at 10.30pm local time.
He had shared an image from this evening’s show on Instagram hours before his death.
The country’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, shared his condolences on Twitter.
‘Saddened by the untimely demise of noted singer Krishnakumar Kunnath popularly known as KK.’
‘His songs reflected a wide range of emotions as struck a chord with people of all age groups. We will always remember him through his songs. Condolences to his family and fans. Om Shanti.’ He wrote
The singer recorded songs in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi and Bengali and other languages. He released his first album in 1999, titled Pal. The Delhi-born artist was known for his live shows.