Posted: Jul 29, 2013 11:55 AM by Associated Press
Updated: Jul 29, 2013 2:02 PM
Nationally-syndicated morning radio host Kidd Kraddick died Saturday in Louisiana while attending a charity event for his Kidd's Kids foundation. Kraddick was 53.
Preliminary autopsy results released this morning state Kraddick had an enlarged heart and heart disease. The exact cause of death will be determined by a full autopsy later this week.
Richie Tomblin, described as the head golf professional at the Timberlane Country Club in Gretna, La., on the country club's website, told the Associated Press that Kraddick wasn't looking well when he saw him getting ready for Saturday's charity event.
"He came out and he borrowed my golf clubs and went out to the driving range," Tomblin told the AP when contacted by phone. "It's kind of a freaky situation. He came out. He practiced a little bit. He hit the ball at the first tee and wasn't feeling good and after that I didn't see him."
Tomblin said the hundreds of amateur golfers taking part went ahead with the event Saturday. He added he only found out afterward that Kraddick had died and he was still shaken about it.
"I'm still trying to figure it out. I really don't know what happened. Everyone keeps texting me asking, `What's going on?' I really don't know," said Tomblin.
He added he was reluctant to even touch the set of clubs Kraddick had borrowed Saturday for his practice swings.
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