KK died after performing at a concert for almost an hour. Singer’s post-mortem report reveals that excessive excitement during the live show led to cardiac arrest. The report further reveals that he could have been saved if CPR was given on time.
KK had heart blockages
Singer Krishnakumar Kunnath’s sudden demise has left everyone in a state of shock. He fell ill after his live performance at a college fest at Nazrul Mancha auditorium, in Kolkata. He reportedly complained of feeling ill after the show concluded and was rushed to the city’s CMRI hospital, where the doctors declared him dead on his arrival.
The medical practitioner who conducted the post-mortem examination said that excessive excitement during the live show caused the stoppage of blood flow leading to cardiac arrest and if someone had administered cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) immediately after the singer fell unconscious, he could’ve been revived.
“He had a significant blockage in the left main coronary artery and small blockages in various other arteries and sub-arteries. Excessive excitement during the live show caused the stoppage of blood flow leading to cardiac arrest that claimed his life,” the medical practitioner informed the media.
“As a result, KK fell unconscious and had a cardiac arrest. If CPR had been given immediately, the artiste could have been saved,” he said.
Prolonged cardiac problems
Also, the doctor said that KK had prolonged cardiac problems which remained unaddressed. “The vocalist had 80 percent blockage in the left main coronary artery and small blockages in various other arteries and sub-arteries. None of the blockades was 100 percent,” he said.
The postmortem indicated that the singer was on antacids “probably considering some pain which he mistook as digestive problems”, the doctor shared.
Earlier, a senior officer of Kolkata Police revealed that the singer’s wife admitted KK used to take a lot of antacids. The police also recovered several strips of antacids from the hotel room where KK was staying.