Friends and Peers say Goodbye to Kidd Kraddick

Items very sad day in the radio industry as Dallas’ most beloved radio personality passed on suddenly this morning.

David “Kidd” Kraddick died of a brain aneurysm while playing in a charity golf event outside of New Orleans.

The host of the Kidd Kraddick Morning Show ( which also aired on the afternoon TV show Dish Nation,) was 53.

The Texas-based radio and television personality, whose program is syndicated by YEA Networks, died at his Kidd’s Kids charity function in the New Orleans suburb of Gretna on Saturday, said publicist Ladd Biro in a network statement.

“He died doing what he loved, and his final day was spent selflessly focused on those special children that meant the world to him,”  added American Forces Radio Network, syndicator of Dish Nation.

“RIP Kidd Kraddick!” said fellow Dish Nation co-host Gary With da Tea.

“WE know that in all things GOD works for the good of those who love him!! Romans 8:28” tweeted Dish Nation co- host Ricky Smiley.

“RIP Kidd Kraddick. You were an amazing man and a friend. You are already missed,” Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban tweeted.

“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,” singer Kelly Clarkson tweeted.

Joe Jonas of the Jonas Brothers,  the headlining act of the first-ever Kidd’s Kids charity concert in Dallas next month, wrote: “The sad sad news about Kidd Kraddick is shocking. He will be missed greatly.”

Golf professional Richie Tomblin admitted to news sources that Kraddick did not look well at the tournament.

“He came out and he borrowed my golf clubs and went out to the driving range,” Tomblin told AP when contacted by phone. “It’s kind of a freaky situation. He came out. He practiced a little bit. He hit the ball at the first tee and wasn’t feeling good and after that I didn’t see him,” he added sadly.

Saturdays tournament went on, as Kraddick would have wanted.

RIP Kidd Kraddick

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