Famous Indian singer KK has died at the age of 53.
The beloved hitmaker, whose full name was Krishnakumar Kunnath, died Tuesday in Kolkata, India after collapsing hours after his concert, the Times of India reports.
KK was in town for a two-day concert series and felt ill during Tuesday night’s performance in front of a thousand concert-goers.
His set lasted about an hour, after which he reportedly collapsed in his hotel room, local news outlets reported.
The singer, who has nearly 300,000 followers on Instagram, was then taken to the hospital but medical workers were unable to save him. According to the outlet, KK eventually suffered a heart attack.
The singer was known for his versatility on stage. He has been known to record and perform songs in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi and Bengali – which has contributed to his ever-growing fan base.
After news of his tragic death broke, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid a touching tribute on Twitter.
“Sad about the untimely death of well-known singer Krishnakumar Kunnath, popularly known as KK,” he said tweeted.
“His songs reflected a wide range of emotions as they appealed to people of all ages. We will always remember him through his songs.
“Condolences to his family and fans. Om Shanti.”
KK’s manager Shubham Bhatt rushed to Instagram to share a picture with KK and other members of his team, writing: “The most memorable and best years of my life. Speechless.”
KK made his name known after the release of his first solo album, Pal, in 1999.
He then landed his first breakthrough role in Bollywood with the track “Tadap Tadap Ke” from the hit 1999 film Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam.
His other popular hits include “Tune Maari Entriyaan” and “Sach Keh Raha Hai” from the movie Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein.
KK leaves behind his wife and their two children, who are scheduled to fly to Kolkata on Wednesday, according to Indian Express.