Bollywood singer KK had several heart blockages and could have been saved if CPR was administered on time, a doctor who conducted the autopsy said on Thursday.
The autopsy, which lasted for nearly one and a half hours and was video recorded, suggested that the singer had died because of a massive cardiac arrest after a three-hour performance in Kolkata.
"He had a major blockage in the left main coronary artery and small blockages in various other arteries and sub-arteries. Excessive excitement during the live show stopped the blood flow leading to cardiac arrest that claimed his life," the medical practitioner told PTI on condition of anonymity.
The doctor said the singer had prolonged cardiac problems which remained unaddressed. "The vocalist had 80 per cent blockage in the left main coronary artery and small blockages in other arteries and sub-arteries,” he added.
The autopsy also revealed that the singer was on antacids "probably considering some pain which he mistook as digestive problems".
A senior officer of Kolkata police revealed that the singer's wife had admitted that KK used to take a lot of antacids. Police have also recovered several strips of antacids from the hotel room where KK was staying.
KK died on Tuesday night due to a massive cardiac arrest after a live performance at Nazrul Mancha in Kolkata.