|Kidd Kraddick, unidentified male|
Pathologists are awaiting the results of toxicology tests. Evans said the autopsy, performed Monday morning, did not turn up any other abnormalities. “Heart disease was evident,” he said.
The 53-year-old Kraddick was a chain smoker. He died Saturday while in Gretna attending a golf tournament fundraiser of his charity, Kidd’s Kids. Kraddick fell ill while at Timberlane Country Club in Gretna and was taken to Ochsner Medical Center-West Bank in unincorporated Gretna.
Kraddick lost consciousness in the vehicle on the way, Evans said. He was pronounced dead a short time later at the hospital.
Doctors at the nearby
Kraddick was the host of “Kidd Kraddick in the Morning,” a Texas-based radio show heard on dozens of radio stations across the United States, including B-97 in New Orleans. Kraddick's charity, Kidd's Kids, annually provides trips to Disney World for chronically and terminally ill children.
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