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Singer KK Didn’t Die An “Unnatural Death”, Says Initial Post-mortem Report

A case of "unnatural death" was registered by the Kolkata police on Wednesday, however, doctors suspect cardiac arrest to be the cause behind KK's sudden demise.

Singer KK (Photo Credit: Instagram)

New Delhi: The initial post-mortem report of eminent singer KK, who died at the age of 53 in Kolkata on Tuesday, has ruled out the chances of an “unnatural death”. The final autopsy will be done after 72 hours.

Bollywood singer Krishnakumar Kunnath passed away shortly after a live performance at a concert organised by Gurudas College in south Kolkata’s Nazrul Mancha.

A case of “unnatural death” was registered at the New Market police station by the Kolkata police on Wednesday. According to reports, KK’s face and head bore injuries. The police will also talk to the hotel staff and the event organisers.

However, doctors suspect cardiac arrest to be the cause behind the singer’s sudden demise, which left the country in shock.

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KK was taken to the hospital at around 10 pm in the night after he complained of uneasiness. He was feeling heavy after reaching hotel after the performance and soon collapsed. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The autopsy was conducted at SSKM Hospital in Kolkata on Wednesday to ascertain the cause of death.

KK’s wife and children reached Kolkata early today.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also condoled the death of the singer and said, “KK will always be remembered through his songs. His songs reflected a wide range of emotions and struck a chord with people of all age groups. We will always remember him through his songs. Condolences to his family and fans. Om Shanti.”