Popular Bollywood singer KK passed away in Kolkata on Tuesday night. The singer was in the West Bengal capital to perform at an event when he felt unwell. He was then taken to the CMRI hospital where he was declared dead.
The singer’s sudden demise has left the entire world shocked and devastated. Social media is flooded with celebrities and fans expressing grief at the news. Reacting to the news of the singer’s death, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid condolences to the family and mentioned that KK’s songs will remain with us forever.
“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. Home Minister Amit Shah also talked about how KK was a ‘talented and versatile’ singer.
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.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 31, 2022
KK was a very talented and versatile singer. His untimely demise is very saddening and a huge loss to Indian music. With his gifted voice, he has left an indelible impression on the minds of countless music lovers. My deepest condolences to his family and fans. Om Shanti Shanti
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) May 31, 2022
Rahul Vaidya was among the first people who took to Twitter and shared the news of KK’s demise. “I hear singer KK just passed away. GOD what is really happening!!?? I mean WHAT IS HAPPENING. One of the nicest humans kk sir was. Gone too soon at 53.Beyond shocked. RIP sir,” he wrote. Akshay Kumar also paid tribute to the singer and wrote, “Extremely sad and shocked to know of the sad demise of KK. What a loss! Om Shanti,” he wrote.
Filmmaker Ashoke Pandit also reacted to KK’s death and called it ‘unbelieveable’. He dropped a picture of the late singer on his Twitter handle and wrote, “It’s shocking & unbelievable. Well-known singer KK is no more. He passed away due to massive heart attack while he was performing in Kolkatta just now. A great loss to the Indian music industry. Heartfelt condolences to his family and close ones.”
Among others, Armaan Malik, Vishal Dadlani, Salim Merchant, Jubin Nautiyal, Mohit Chauhan, Farhan Akhtar, Darshan Kumar, Swara Bhasker, Ajay Devgn,
and Neil Nitin Mukesh also paid tribute to the singer.
Here’s How Celebrities Are Expressing Grief At KK’s Death:
Extremely sad and shocked to know of the sad demise of KK. What a loss! Om Shanti 🙏🏻
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) May 31, 2022
I hear singer KK just passed away. GOD what is really happening!!?? I mean WHAT IS HAPPENING. One of the nicest humans kk sir was. Gone too soon at 53.Beyond shocked. RIP sir.
— RAHUL VAIDYA RKV (@rahulvaidya23) May 31, 2022
It’s shocking & unbelievable .
Well known singer KK is no more .
He passed away due to massive heart attack while he was performing in Kolkatta just now .
A great loss to the Indian music industry .
Heartfelt condolences to his family and close ones.
ॐ शान्ति !
— Ashoke Pandit (@ashokepandit) May 31, 2022
Extremely sad and devastated. Another shocking loss for all of us. Can’t believe our KK sir is no more… what is even happening. I can’t take it anymore.
— ARMAAN MALIK (@ArmaanMalik22) May 31, 2022
Tragic to hear about the passing away of KK after falling ill while performing in Kolkata. Another reminder of how fragile life is. Condolences to his family and friends. Om Shanti. pic.twitter.com/43B3dzykP3
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) May 31, 2022
Extremely upsetting and shocking news of one of finest singers of our generation, everyone’s dear, KK is no more with us. His songs have made him immortal. He will be loved forever ❤️🙏🏻. His song Hai junoon, from our film Newyork, still brings millions hope of love and dreams. pic.twitter.com/HdRCNvk2D4
— Neil Nitin Mukesh (@NeilNMukesh) May 31, 2022
The tears won’t stop. What a guy he was. What a voice, what a heart, what a human being. #KK is FOREVER!!!
— VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani) May 31, 2022
— salim merchant (@salim_merchant) May 31, 2022
— Darshan Kumaar (@DarshanKumaar) May 31, 2022
One and only . KK 😔 .
— Jubin Nautiyal (@JubinNautiyal) May 31, 2022
KK… not fair man. Not your time to go. This was the last time we were together to announce a tour together. How can you just go??? In shock. In grief. A ear dear friend, a brother is gone. RIP KK. Love you. pic.twitter.com/lCdwIRf3W6
— Mohit Chauhan (@_MohitChauhan) May 31, 2022
Absolutely stunned to hear that KK has passed away 💔 brother you’ve gone too soon .. deepest condolences to the family. This is heartbreaking.
Saddened beyond words. What a huge and untimely loss. Will miss you @K_K_Pal .
May your beautiful soul rest in peace.
— Boman Irani (@bomanirani) May 31, 2022
— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) May 31, 2022
It seems so ominous. The news of KK’s death that too right after a live performance is terrible. He sang for films I was associated with, so his loss seems that much more personal.
Prayers & condolences to his family🙏 pic.twitter.com/HOOjgs4tY5
KK no more !!! I am failing to make sense of people leaving the world at such young age. Deeply saddened- he was a great guy and fabulous singer- huge loss to the music world – Deepest condolences to the family and loved ones. 🙏🏽 Om Shanti.
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) May 31, 2022
Heartbreaking news on the sudden passing away of such an incredible talent…. RIP KK…💔 the entertainment world has lost a true artist today….Om Shanti 🙏 pic.twitter.com/SiKQutPJVO
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) May 31, 2022
Eminent singer KK passes away at the age of 53. Heart broken….lost a wonderful human and a great voice today. Rest In Peace bro. The heavens are luckier🙏🙏🙏🙏 https://t.co/7UxniZMxR1
— Ranganathan Madhavan (@ActorMadhavan) May 31, 2022
— Ali Zafar (@AliZafarsays) May 31, 2022
— SHEYKHAR (@ShekharRavjiani) May 31, 2022
One of the nicest guys the Music Industry ever had… One or bestest Voices we ever had… #KK ‘s sudden so so very untimely demise is too shocking & devastating a reality to deal with… Rest in Peace my friend 😞😔 pic.twitter.com/kMBwI58VcN
— Babul Supriyo (@SuPriyoBabul) May 31, 2022
श्री कृष्णकुमार कुन्नथ (केके) ने अपनी बेहतरीन गायकी से लोगों के दिलों में अपनी अलग जगह बनाई है। यूँ अचानक उनके देहावसान की खबर स्तब्ध कर देने वाली है।
केके एक प्रतिभाशाली व प्रभावशाली गायक थे, उनका जाना संगीत जगत की बहुत बड़ी क्षति है जिसकी भरपाई असंभव है।
— Anurag Thakur (@ianuragthakur) May 31, 2022
My heartfelt condolences at the untimely demise of renowned singer Krishnakumar Kunnath, KK. His contribution to the world of music shall always be remembered. May God give strength to his family, fans and admirers to bear this loss. May his soul rest in peace.
— Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot51) May 31, 2022
Meanwhile, KK’s post-mortem will take place tomorrow. However, it is being said that the singer passed away due to cardiac arrest. KK’s family will also reach Kolkata tomorrow.
KK has sung several superhit songs for Bollywood. Whether it was Khuda Jaane from 2008 movie Bachna Ae Haseeno or Piya Aaye Na from the film Aashiqui 2, the singer won everyone’s heart with all of his songs. Some of the other superhit tracks sung by the singer were Tune maari entriyaan, Tadap tadap, Tu jo mila, Tu hi meri shab hai, and Gori gori among others.