Radio Personality Kidd Kraddick Dies At 53, Remembered By Kelly Clarkson, Harry Styles & More

Christina Lee | July 28, 2013 9:03 am

David “Kidd” Kraddick, the Dallas-Fort Worth radio personality who was revered nationwide, died on July 27 in New Orleans during a charity golf tournament. He was 53.

Kraddick made his radio debut in 1984 on 97.1 KEGL-FM (The Eagle). He gained popularity when he moved to Top 40 station 106.1 KISS FM and as his morning show, “Kidd Kraddick in the Morning,” was syndicated through more than 75 stations and 100 cities nationwide. In the days leading up to the New Orleans golf tournament, hosted by his own charity Kidd’s Kids, Kraddick announced that this same charity was hosting a concert headlined by the Jonas Brothers.

The cause of death has yet to be reported, according to a statement. However, because of Kraddick’s high-octane personality and reputation, pop stars and personalities ranging from One Direction‘s Harry Styles to Kelly Clarkson and Ryan Seacrest quickly took to Twitter to post their condolences. See just a few responses from the outpouring of support after the jump.

[via The Dallas Morning News]