Srilanka’s Music legend And Vocalist Sunil Perera Dies At 68: His Wife And Cause Of Death Explored

Srilanka’s Music legend And Vocalist Sunil Perera Dies At 68: His Wife And Cause Of Death Explored

Renowned Sri Lankan singer Sunil Perera was survived by his wife Geetha Kulatunga, two sons, and two daughters. What was the cause of his death? Let’s find out.

Sunil was a famous Sri Lankan singer and songwriter popularly known as the lead vocalist of the popular Sri Lankan band, The Gypsies. Apart from singing, he was also a guitarist and composer.

Further, Perera was interested in music from an initial age, and he started playing guitar at the age of 11. And after leaving school, he joined the band The Gypsies created by his father.

His prominent genres were Pop, Soul, Baila, Western Cha-Cha, Reggae, etc. Together with his band, Perera performed in various stages and celebrated the Golden Jubilee in 2021 by arranging concerts through virtual platforms.

Their songs are KadapathakinNone Mage Sudu None, Lunu Dehi, Uncle Johnson,  and many more. Meanwhile, Perera was one of the most loved singers in the country, and he had also sung for the film Jaya Sri Amathithuma.

Sadly, Sunil Perera died on September 6, 2021, at the age of 68, and he is believed to die of Covid-related complications. 

Obituary: Who Are Sunil Perera, Wife and Son?

Sunil Perera was married to his wife named Geetha Kulatunga.

With Kulatunga, Sunil had two sons named Sajith and Gayan and two daughters, Rehana and Manisha.

His elder son Sajith is married to Tahani, and he runs his own Advertising business. Further, Perera’s other son is also involved in music, and he has formed a musical band named Daddy.

Meanwhile, Perera got married to his wife in 1981, and all of his family members are devasted by his death.

Insights On Sunil Perera Age and Family

Sunil Perera’s age was 68 years old at the time of his demise.

He was born in Moratuwa, Sri Lanka on September 14, 1952 as Ivor Sylvester Sunil Perera.

And he has ten siblings; some of their names are Piyal, Nimal, Nihal, and Lal. Perera’s parents were Anton Perera and Doreen Perera. His father Anton was an ex-army and later a musician who formed the original Gypsies band.

So, Perera got inspired by his father to get involved in music.

Meanwhile, he studied at St. Sebastian’s College, Moratuwa, and St. Peter’s College, Colombo.

His Net Worth Revealed

Sunil might have a net worth of over a million dollars.

But his actual earnings are yet to get estimated as Perera never mentioned his income details in the media. Indeed, Perera made most of his gains from his career as a musician.

Together with his band, Perera had performed in various events and earned some profit.

Sunil Perera Death Cause: How Did He Die?

Sunil died on September 6, 2021, and it is believed that he might have died of Covid-related complications. 

Besides, Perera was tested positive for COVID-19 in August 2021, and he was treated at a private hospital in Colombo and made a complete recovery. But on September 5, 2021, Perera was again admitted to the ICU of a private hospital in Colombo due to severe COVID pneumonia.

And on the 6th of September, Perera passed away.