Sunil Perera Death: Obituary – Sunil Perera Sri Lanka’s music legend was announced dead on Monday 6th of August 2021.
The 68-year-old musician was believed to be dead due to COVID-19 complications, as announced by the family.
Perera was one of the 10 children of his father – He was born in 1952. His father was the original founder of The Gypsies. Sunil later joined along with his brothers, eventually taking over. Together, they released hit after hit, becoming Sri Lanka’s biggest music franchise.
Sunil’s song Uncle Johnson from 1987 related a hilarious tale of a ruined wedding anniversary party, while Signore focused on the laments of a defeated politician berating his ungrateful voters.
Tributes have been buzzing on the internet following the demise of the singer.
Former Sri Lankan cricket captain Kumar Sangakkara tweeted, “A kind, gentle and generous man who moved us with song and rhythm. Small made but a giant in influence and heart”.
“Sunil Perera has been honest and truthful when expressing his views and opinions. But it is also evident that his opinions and viewpoints were contradictory from time to time. I guess people change the way they think with their age, experiences, and even illnesses. That is acceptable,” said Upul Shantha Sannasgala, a social critic and teacher.