Kidd Kraddick, Radio Host, Dies After Hosting Charity Tournament

By Jack Phillips, Epoch Times
July 27, 2013 11:22 pm Last Updated: July 18, 2015 5:19 pm

Kidd Kraddick, who hosts radio show “Kidd Kraddick in the Morning,” has died, it was reported.

“It has been confirmed that Kidd Kraddick passed away today in New Orleans at a golf tournament organized to raise money for his beloved Kidd’s Kids charity,” KISS-FM owner Clear Channel said in a news release, according to the Dallas Morning News.

The details regarding his death are still sketchy. The Morning News wrote that he died “suddenly.”

“RIP Kidd Kraddick. You were an amazing man and a friend. You are already missed,” wrote Mark Cuban, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks, on Twitter.

Kraddick’s show airs throughout the U.S., and he can be seen on the Dish Nation TV show.

On Twitter, there was an outpouring of grief for Kraddick.

“Just 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. 🙁 ,” wrote the singing group Cimorelli.

“I grew up listening to Kidd Kraddick everyday on the way to school. It’s gonna be different without him on the radio in the morning. RIP,” wrote another Twitter user.

Another wrote: “Kidd kraddick you were my little piece of home while in California and been a part of my life for 12 years. You will definitely be missed!”

Last week, Kraddick did a radio segment about what he would say to his crew if he were to die.

“Have you ever thought about those last moments of your life?” he asked, according to WFAA-TV. “Nobody wants a long, lingering illness; nobody wants just that; but it would be nice if you could have a day or two where you know it’s coming.” 

He is survived by his daughter.

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