Kidd Kraddick, Radio & TV Personality, Dies At 53
David “Kidd” Kraddick, the nationally syndicated radio and TV personality, died while attending a charity golf event in Louisiana on Saturday. He was 53.
The event, held in the New Orleans suburb of Gretna, was for Kraddick’s Kidd’s Kids charity that sponsors trips to Disney World for chronically ill and/or physically challenged children. In a statement from YEA Networks, publicist Ladd Biro said, “He died doing what he loved, and his final day was spent selflessly focused on those special children that meant the world to him.”
No official cause of death has been released, though some reports suggest Kraddick may have died as a result of a brain aneurism.
Kraddick’s popular program, Kidd Kraddick in the Morning airs on over 75 Top 40 radio stations and is transmitted globally on American Forces Radio Network. Kraddick and the rest of the cast of his morning show could also be seen on TV show Dish Nation on weeknights.
Joe Jonas, who was scheduled to perform at Kidd's Kids charity concert in Dallas next month with the Jonas Brothers, addressed the DJ’s untimely passing on Twitter. "The sad sad news about Kidd Kraddick is shocking,” he wrote. “He will be missed greatly."
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban also took to Twtitter to express his condolences, writing, "RIP Kidd Kraddick. You were an amazing man and a friend. You are already missed.”