Netizens gasped collectively last night as many stared at a piece of breaking news they never wished to see: “Singer KK, 53, passed away in Kolkata after a live performance.” And, for a moment, many of us couldn’t believe the voice behind iconic songs like Tadap Tadap, Aankhon Mein Teri, Dola Re Dola, and Tu Hi Meri Shab Hai is no more.
KK’s Sudden Death Feels So Personal To Many
Many of us broke into tears as this loss felt so personal. And, the reason being KK wasn’t just a Bollywood playback singer. He was our life guide, who taught us what love is; what friendship is! When our hearts broke, he was there for us. Our parents might not have understood the pain of our broken hearts, but he surely did.
In times, when we were lonely and heartbroken, his songs gave us that no one else could-“Sukoon”!
No school or college farewell was complete without playing – Yaaron Dosti Badi Hi Haseen Hai and Yaad Aayenge Pal, which became farewell anthems. No breakup felt real without playing Tadap Tadap on loop. No dance party was successful without blasting Dus Bahane on full volume. No love story felt real without the song “Tu Hi Meri Shabb Hai” or “Khudda Jaane”.
KK’s song made us feel that he knew us even better than our family and friends. So, for us, it’s not just a talented singer, who died. It’s a friend, a family member, a guide, a mentor, or a therapist – who died. For many of us, KK’s death feels like a personal loss.
For many of us, especially 90s kids, this is the end of an era. Hence, many just couldn’t contain their feelings and pour them over the internet. From celebs to fans, many came forward to share how broken they are today!
Broken Internet Reacts On KK’s Death
Manoj Bajpayee wrote: “It’s so so heartbreaking!! A talent with grace & dignity! A pure gem of a person! Known him for many years!! Will take a lot of time to come to terms with this loss!! Condolences to his family & friends!! #RIPKK SPEECHLESS!!”
“If you were ever in love, he was with you. If you broke up after that, he was with you. If you found friends for life, he was with you. KK, you raised a whole generation around the world. #RIPKK” – one Twitter user wrote. Another user said, “my entire childhood was shaped by KK.. he practically raised me. this feels like a personal loss.” Another user wrote: “Feels like losing a really close friend who was always there for us in our tough times, words can’t describe this loss.”
“A voice and talent like no other.. They don’t make them like him anymore. Working on the songs he sang was always that much more special. You will always be in our hearts KK and live eternally through your songs. RIP Legend KK” wrote Emraan Hashmi
Fans & Celebs Are Equally Broken: Here Are Heartbreaking Twitter Reactions
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.
One of the most humble, gentle, pure human being I have met in my life. God’s dear child was sent to spread love in the lives of millions of fans, friends and colleagues. Now God needed him back? So soon?! Cruel!! Cant imagine what his family is going through. pic.twitter.com/AwDqAGnT3E
KK went on validating the hollowness of the emotions we felt through phases of adolescence. Now the same songs & emotions will make it so difficult to heal from this loss.Unrequited love, farewell to schoolmates, special moments gone by will have more than one reason to cry for.
KK’s voice was a coming of age for so many 90s kids. We sang Yaaron at school farewells, casually played Kya Mujhe Pyaar Hai when we hung out with our crushes, daydreamed about the people we loved with Ajab Si, and tripped over our own hearts with Khuda Jaane. All to his voice.
It’s so so heartbreaking!! A talent with grace & dignity! Pure gem of a person ! Known him for many years!! Will take a lot of time to come to terms with this loss!! Condolences to his family & friends!! #RIPKK SPEECHLESS!! ॐ शान्ति 🙏
A celeb who entertained multiple generations, sang thousands of songs and jingles in 9 different languages, does not have a “Controversies” section to his name on Wikipedia. That’s KK for you. #RIPKKpic.twitter.com/aJWK5dZAMl
Heartbroken at the shocking demise of KK. Gone too soon! A fabulous singer and a great soul.He sang ‘Daayi Daayi Daama’ from ‘Indra’ for me. My heartfelt condolences to his family & near and dear ones. May his soul rest in peace! #RIPKK
A voice and talent like no other.. They don’t make them like him anymore. Working on the songs he sang was always that much more special. You will always be in our hearts KK and live eternally through your songs. RIP Legend KK #ripkkpic.twitter.com/7UcYnx1WDy
Can’t sleep Won’t sleep All I do is weep The loss is deep Cant we reap ? The voice is for keep. #KK The world will not be the same as we have lost a gem, a legend, an icon. The man with a golden heart and voice. Unbelievable to bid you an untimely farewell 🙏