Kidd Kraddick's Death: Music Industry Pays Tribute to Radio Personality

6:08 PM PST 07/28/2013 by THR Staff
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Ryan Seacrest, One Direction's Harry Styles, Kelly Clarkson and the Jonas Brothers are among those hitting Twitter to remember the host, who died Saturday at age 53.

The music industry is mourning the loss of syndicated radio personality Kidd Kraddick.

The host of Kidd Kraddick in the Morning died Saturday while attending a golf tournament in New Orleans to benefit his charity, Kidd's Kids. No cause of death was released. Kraddick was 53.

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“He died doing what he loved, and his final day was spent selflessly focused on those special children that meant the world to him,” a statement from his family and Clear Channel read. “All of us at KISS-FM, ClearChannel Dallas, YEA Networks and the Kidd Kraddick in the Morning crew are heartbroken over the loss of our dear friend and leader. 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.”

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After news of his death broke, many in the music industry hit Twitter to express their shock and pay tribute to Kraddick. Read what they had to say below:

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