Kidd Kraddick of Dallas Radio Station 106.1 is dead.
Fox-4 News in Dallas reported Saturday night that Kraddick, who is a mainstay at KISS-FM, died.
â€śRIP Kidd Kraddick. You were an amazing man and a friend. You are already missed,â€ť wrote Mark Cuban, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks, on Twitter.
The details regarding his death are still sketchy.
Kraddickâ€™s show airs throughout the U.S. and can be seen on the Dish Nation TV show.
On Twitter, there was an outpouring of grief for Kraddick.
â€śJust saw that Kidd Kraddick died. Stunned. RIP Kidd. We had so much fun with him in Jan. Honored to have met him and spent time with him. ,â€ť wrote the singing group Cimorelli.
â€śI grew up listening to Kidd Kraddick everyday on the way to school. Itâ€™s gonna be different without him on the radio in the morning. RIP,â€ť wrote another Twitter user.
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David â€śKiddâ€ť Kraddick, the radio and TV personality whose locally based â€śKidd Kraddick in the Morningâ€ť is heard on Dallasâ€™ KISS-FM and stations across the nation, has died, sources said late Saturday.
â€śIt has been confirmed that Kidd Kraddick passed away today in New Orleans at a golf tournament organized to raise money for his beloved Kiddâ€™s Kids charity,â€ť KISS-FM owner Clear Channel said in a news release.
The statement was attributed to Kelly Kibler, Clear Channelâ€™s Dallas manager, and was confirmed by a second source close to Kraddick.
â€śHe died doing what he loved, and his final day was spent selflessly focused on those special children that meant the world to him,â€ť the statement read. â€śKidd 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,â€ť the company said.
Kraddick has been a staple in the Dallas market since his late-night debut in 1984 on KEGL-FM (The Eagle). But his ascension to mainstay status began in 1992, when he moved to KHKS-FM (KISS-FM, 106.1) and began broadcasting his morning show, now known as â€śKidd Kraddick in the Morning.â€ť
By 2001 the show was syndicated, and, according to his website, is heard in more than 100 cities.
The Marconi Award-winner's brand expanded even further in recent months when he and his morning crew were added to Dish Nation, a syndicated TV show.Social media exploded with activity after news of the death broke.
Kraddickâ€™s Facebook page was filled with hundreds of condolences, and Twitter was active as well.
â€śRIP Kidd Kraddick. You were an amazing man and a friend. You are already missed,â€ť Mark Cuban tweeted.
Gordon Keith wrote: â€śRIP Kidd Kraddick from the Musers. Unbelievable.â€ť
And news anchor Gloria Campos of WFAA-TV (Channel 8) tweeted: â€śKidd Kraddick one of the good guys & a tremendous talent. Iâ€™m stunned by the news of his passing. Thoughts & prayers to his family & fans.â€ť
I am devastated. I grew up listening to him :-(
His daughter is only a few years younger than me. I can't imagine her pain right now. He was only 53. Poor Kellie (cohost) she and her daughter must be just about as devastated as Kidd's family.