It’s the end of an era. For every 90s kid, it was heartbreaking news. The pop sensation Taz from Stereo Nation who made out childhood awesome with songs like Pyar Ho Gaya, Gallan Gorian and Nachenge Saari Raat among others passed away at the age of 56 unexpectedly, leaving everyone in shock and in grief.
Nostalgia is hitting everyone hard as Hrithik Roshan has also paid a heartfelt tribute to Taz whose original name was Tarsame Singh Saini.
Taking to Twitter, the Bollywood actor wrote, “Taz added the magic, in ‘It’s magic’ from Koi Mil Gaya with his soulful voice. Prayers and strength to his family. You will be missed. RIP”.
Taz added the magic, in ‘It’s magic’ from Koi Mil Gaya with his soulful voice. Prayers and strength to his family. You will be missed. RIP 🙏🏻
— Hrithik Roshan (@iHrithik) May 1, 2022
For the unversed, Taz who was known for
cross-cultural Asian fusion music
died after a prolonged illness. He was diagnosed with hernia before Covid-19 had hit the world, but because of the pandemic, he couldn’t undergo the surgery. He was then hospitalised last month and had slipped into coma.
His health was showing improvements. On March 23, his fans were updated that he is doing better and is out of coma now.
Don’t Break My Heart,
Thank you Stereo Nation for giving us 90s Kids memories of a lifetime.
RIP Taz. pic.twitter.com/tWAVX6w5mK
— Professional Sevak (मैं भी राहुल गांधी*) (@Prof_Sevak) April 30, 2022
“Dear All Taz Sir is no longer in coma, He’s showing improvements every day. The family has thanked everyone for their support and prayers during this difficult time. When there is more postive news, The family will let us all know. Thanks again for your postive thoughts🙏🏾 Regards ADMIN – STEREONATION MANAGEMENT (sic),” read a statement that was released on Instagram.
Meanwhile, other celebrities including Amaal Malik and Adnan Sami also paid heartfelt tribute to the singer.
— Roach Killa (@roachkilla1) April 29, 2022
Can’t believe it!!
Extremely Saddened & Shocked…
May he Rest in Peace…🙏💔https://t.co/GUiOWOfJuT
— Adnan Sami (@AdnanSamiLive) April 29, 2022
RIP you legend #TazStereoNation 🙏🏻😓 https://t.co/ce0qeGt6ms
— Amaal Mallik (@AmaalMallik) April 30, 2022
— Bally Sagoo (@ballysagoomusic) April 30, 2022
Taz, who went by name Johnny Zee during the initial days of his career, is credited for composing hit film songs like Daroo Vich Pyar (Tum Bin), It’s magic (Koi Mil Gaya) and Mujhpe to Jadoo (Race) among others. BBC Asia Network also paid tribute to the musician, who they said was instrumental in the evolution of the British Asian music scene.”We’re deeply saddened by the passing of @tazstereonation , who has played an instrumental part in the British Asian music scene. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and fans,” the post read. He was the lead singer of the pop band Stereo Nation which was formed in 1996.
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