Kidd Kraddick dies suddenly at 53
David "Kidd" Kraddick, the radio and TV disposition whose generally based Kidd Kraddick in the Morning is heard on Dallas' "Kiss FM" KHKS-FM (106.1) and stations the country over, has passed on, sources said late Saturday.
Kraddick was 53. His explanation for expiration was not discharged.
"It has been affirmed that Kidd Kraddick passed away today in New Orleans at a golf competition composed to raise cash for his favored Kidd's Kids philanthropy," KHKSFM holder Clear Channel Communications Inc. said in a news discharge Saturday. The articulation was traced to Kelly Kibler, Clear Channel's Dallas director, and was affirmed by a Kraddick's marketing expert, Ladd Biro.
"He expired doing what he adored, and his last day was used benevolently kept tabs on those uncommon youngsters that meant everything to him," the explanation read. "Kidd gave his existence to making individuals grin each morning, and for 21 years, his establishment has been committed to carrying satisfaction to many chronically and at death's door kids," the organization said.
A comment from Kraddick's family said: "We are all stunned and disheartened by Kidd's inopportune passing. At this point, we ask that you appreciation our security as we grieve and lament our family's colossal misfortune."
New Orleans media outlets reported that Kraddick was taken to a clinic in the city and kicked the bucket simply after 1 p.m.
Kraddick has been a staple in the Dallas market since his late-night make a big appearance in 1984 on "The Eagle" KEGL-FM (97.1). At the same time his climb to backbone status started in 1992, when he moved to Kiss-FM and started television his morning show. By 2001 the show was syndicated, and, consistent with his site, is heard in more than 100 urban communities.
The Marconi Award-champ's mark stretched even further lately when he and his morning team were added to Dish Nation, a syndicated TV show.
Social media blasted with action after news of the passing broke. Kraddick's Facebook page and a Kiss-FM tribute page were drawing a steady stream of sympathies, and Twitter was animated moreover.
"Tear Kidd Kraddick. You were a stunning man and a companion. You are now missed," Dallas Mavericks possessor Mark Cuban tweeted.
"The pitiful news about Kidd Kraddick is stunning. He will be remembered fondly incredibly," composed Joe Jonas of the Jonas Brothers, who were declared Friday as the feature demonstration of one month from now's first-ever Kidd's Kids philanthropy show in Dallas.
Also reporter Campos of WFAA-TV (Channel 8) tweeted: "Kidd Kraddick one of the exceptional fellows & an enormous ability. I'm paralyzed by the news of his passing. Contemplations & petitions to God to his family & fans."
Jay Pond, a part of the governing body of the Kraddick Foundation, said he was not savvy to the reports that Kraddick had bit the dust. However he said Kraddick's passing might be intense for the philanthropic.
"He's the driving energy," Pond said. "He's sort of an overwhelming, extremely liberal giving man. Year after year he did these phenomenal trips for these kids. It was spectacular.”