Kidd Kraddick's Death: Music Industry Pays Tribute to Radio Personality
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.
“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.”
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:
So sad hearing about my radio brother Kid Kraddick. One of a kind and one of the best at what he did every morning. U will be missed Kidd— Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) July 28, 2013
Absolutely devastated to hear about the sad passing of Kidd Kraddick. He was always so nice and will be incredibly missed. Lovely man. RIP.— Harry Styles (@Harry_Styles) July 28, 2013
Very sad to hear about Kidd Kraddick- he was always really kind&supportive-such a big heart. My thoughts&prayers go to his family. Respect.— benji madden (@benjaminmadden) July 28, 2013
Wow. RIP Kidd Kraddick! Blown away! This DJ has always been a HUGE supporter of us! Prayers and love to his family!— Chris Daughtry (@CHRIS_Daughtry) July 28, 2013
Rest in peace, kidd kraddick. Sad news, always had fun talking to him...— Pete Wentz (@petewentz) July 28, 2013
Just heard the news about the passing of Kid Kraddick.....so sad. He was truly one of the good guys in radio, a class act! #RIP— Nick Lachey (@NickLachey) July 28, 2013
Just heard about Kid Kraddick so sad he was a great man and did so much for people. You will be missed. So sad— kevin jonas (@kevinjonas) July 28, 2013
Really hope this is not true about Kidd Kraddick. You will be missed.— Nick Jonas (@nickjonas) July 28, 2013
The sad sad news about Kidd Kraddick is shocking. He will be missed greatly.— joe jonas (@joejonas) July 28, 2013
This is a total shocker to me I just met the man, and was one of the few comedic personalities he allowed on his show, R.I.P Kidd Kraddick— Jay Pharoah (@JayPharoah) July 28, 2013
R.I.P Kidd Kraddick you were a truly nice man, and I appreciate your kind words and support, very sad to hear... http://t.co/fsMHItFt3j— Jay Pharoah (@JayPharoah) July 28, 2013
RIP Kidd Kraddick He was a really fun/smart radio DJ— RainnWilson (@rainnwilson) July 28, 2013
Just heard the news about Kidd Kraddick. I'm crushed. My prayers go out to his family & all who knew and loved him. Great human being.— GavinDeGraw (@GavinDeGraw) July 28, 2013
Oh man, I just heard Kidd Kraddick died! He's my childhood dj. What a sad day. His poor family. He was always nice 2 me from the beginning.— Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson) July 28, 2013
RIP Kidd Kraddick. You were an amazing man and a friend. You are already missed.— Mark Cuban (@mcuban) July 28, 2013