Singleton, 51, suffered a massive stroke and later died. He struggle with high blood pressure for years. Following his death, Singleton’s family pushed for men to check their blood pressure.
“As a heart failure cardiologist I see the end stage of uncontrolled blood pressure. It can lead to advanced heart disease, strokes kidney disease and also blindness,” he said. “We know heart disease is the leading cause of death. So getting your BP under control is very important to reduce the risk of having those things happen.”