Autopsy results released in Kidd Kraddick death

Kidd Kraddick

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Radio personality Kidd Kraddick appeared on WFAA's "Good Morning Texas" in August, 2011.

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by MARJORIE OWENS

WFAA

Posted on August 9, 2013 at 2:44 PM

Updated Friday, Aug 9 at 3:16 PM

DALLAS - The cause of death for popular radio shot host David P. Cradick, known as "Kidd Kraddick," was ruled to be the result of arteriosclerotic and hypertensive cardiovascular disease, read a report released by the Jefferson Parish Coroner's Office.

According to the Mayo Clinic site, arteriosclerosis is a hardening of the arteries that can restrict blood flow. Mayo Clinic defines hypertension as high blood pressure that can lead to health problems, including a heart attack or stroke.

"Uncontrolled high blood pressure increases your risk of serious health problems, including heart attack and stroke," states the site.

Kraddick died on July 27 while attending a charity golf tournament for Kidd's Kids in New Orleans. A preliminary autopsy report stated the radio show host died from heart disease. His time of death was 1:30 p.m. and "determined to be natural," the report said.

According to those at the event, Kraddick appeared in good spirits but was unable to compete in the tournament after he began to feel ill.

Kraddick hosted the nationally syndicated "Kidd Kraddick in the Morning" show from a studio in Las Colinas.

"Tribute to Kidd" is scheduled at 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 15 outside the American Airlines Center at the AT&T Plaza. According to the event's site, Kraddick's favorite musician Ben Folds will be among several artists performing at the event.

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