I never really listened to him except on the way to college a couple of years ago, and I literally just listened to them again on the radio coming home from work the other morning. Still....RIP Kidd.
Radio host Kidd Kraddick dies suddenly at 53
DALLAS – Popular national morning radio personality David “Kidd” Kraddick died Saturday near New Orleans where he was hosting a golf tournament to raise money for children.
“He died doing what he loved, and his final day was spent selflessly focused on those special children that meant the world to him,” Clear Channel radio wrote in a news release.
Kidd Kraddick (Courtesy: KISS-FM 106.1)
No cause of death has been officially released. WWL-TV reported Kraddick died sometime after being taken to a New Orleans-area hospital about 1 p.m.
Kraddick, who was based in Dallas, would have turned 54 next month.
According to its Facebook page, his show “Kidd Kraddick in the Morning” is the most listened-to contemporary morning show in the United States. The show is also televised weeknights on “Dish Nation.”
“All of us at KISS-FM, Clear Channel Dallas, YEA Networks and the Kidd Kraddick in the Morning crew are heartbroken over the loss of our dear friend and leader,” Clear Channel wrote in the news release. “Kidd devoted his life to making people smile every morning, and for 21 years, his foundation has been dedicated to bringing joy to thousands of chronically and terminally ill children.”
News of Kraddick’s passing spread quickly and with great sadness on social media networks.
“I feel like I have lost a family member...” Jessica Hall wrote on Facebook.
“Honestly, Kidd Kraddick would put me in a good mood before I went to school…” wrote Ben Bonatti on Twitter.
“Such sad news,”Annette Marie Flood wrote on Facebook. “My morning drives will never be the same. Prayers go out to both his family and his radio family. Kidd you will be missed by many.”