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KK passes away: Akshay Kumar reacts to singer’s death, says ‘he was a part of a lot of my songs’

Some notable KK and Kumar’s songs are ‘Jab Bhi Koi Haseena’ from Hera Pheri, ‘Make Some Noise for The Desi Boyz’ from Desi Boyz, ‘Tujh Sang Lagi’ from Special 26, and ‘Dil Samandar’ from Garam Masala.

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Last Updated: 09.59 AM, Jun 01, 2022

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KK passes away: Akshay Kumar reacts to singer’s death, says ‘he was a part of a lot of my songs’

Akshay Kumar and KK | Images via Twitter

Singer KK’s death has shocked his global fan base, and his peers and colleagues in the entertainment industry. The actor lent his voice to songs featured in many A-list films including those of Akshay Kumar who expressed his grief in a recent media interview.

Talking to news agency ANI, the actor recalled how KK sang ‘Tu Bhula Jise’ from 2016 drama Airlift and how that song was integral to the film’s climax.

“He was a part of my lots of songs. He had sung the song for Airlift – Tu Bhula Jise – which was a climax song. It was because of that song, the climax was sounding so good. It was a very shocking thing what happened last night. I had just returned and I heard that. It's very sad that we are losing a lot of our singers and it happened at a very young age,” said Kumar.

Some other notable KK and Kumar’s songs are ‘Jab Bhi Koi Haseena’ from Hera Pheri, ‘Make Some Noise for The Desi Boyz’ from Desi Boyz, ‘Tujh Sang Lagi’ from Special 26, and ‘Dil Samandar’ from Garam Masala.

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Kumar had also reacted to the news of the singer’s demise last night on Twitter.

Here is the tweet:

Krishnakumar Kunnath, whose stage name was KK, died last night, hours after performing before a live audience at Kolkata’s Nazrul Manch auditorium. The 53-year-old was rushed to Calcutta Medical Research Institute where the doctors declared him dead on arrival. The cause of death is said to be a cardiac arrest.

Also read — We miss you KK: From getting his Bollywood break with Tadap Tadap to performing live for millions, a look back at the soulful singer's musical life 

Social media users who attended the concert were quick to post videos from the performance where the singer can be seen wiping sweat off his face and even telling the crowd that it was very warm at the venue. The Kolkata Police have now filed a case of “unnatural death” and will carry out a post-mortem examination today to identify the exact cause of death.

KK has contributed his musical prowess across Indian cinema, having sung over 3,500 songs in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi and Bengali, and other languages. He is survived by his wife Jyothy Krishna and two children.

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