According to medical personnel, the recording artiste is suspected to have died not directly from injuries to her brain but from bacterial infection (sepsis) which triggered massive renal failure (kidney).
Capri passed away at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) 12 days after undergoing brain surgery following a motor vehicle accident. At least one member of her family believes that her death “could have been prevented”.
“There is going to be a quick autopsy but I know this could have been prevented. She did not die of a brain injury, the doctors are saying it was something else that caused her death, she had lung complications caused from a bacterial infection, and eventually renal failure (kidney failure),” a distraught Kenneth Phillips told Claude Mills from Loop Jamaica.
“I am waiting on the autopsy before I reach a conclusion, but my princess, my baby, my superstar is gone, and this is all the more tragic because I believe it could have been prevented….she was fighting, she was getting better, and now this…I am around my friends now, trying to keep my spirits up, but it is tough.”
An autopsy is to be conducted on J Capri’s body on Saturday.
One medical practitioner, who was on duty at UHWI during Capri’s admission, says her death perhaps could have been avoided as the Hospital’s intensive care unit is in need of renovation and an extensive sterilization exercise.
However, two other medical experts offered a different perspective. They state that post operative bacterial infections are not unusual for patients with major wounds. Capri’s kidney perhaps just could not handle the extent of the infection, say the medical practitioners.
News of the artiste’s death hit fans and the entertainment fraternity hard on Friday morning, against the background of earlier reports that doctors at UHWI believed there was a strong possibility for full recovery.