Radio and TV personality David “Kidd” Kraddick, the energetic host of the “Kidd Kraddick in the Morning” has died.. He was only 53.Kidd_Kraddick_THis
The “Kidd Kraddick in the Morning” show was heard on dozens of U.S. radio stations in national syndication by YEA Networks and heard on more than 75 Top 40 and Hot AC radio stations and is a leader among most-listened-to contemporary morning programs.

Kraddick died at a charity golf event near New Orleans.


“All of us with YEA Networks and the “Kidd Kraddick in the Morning” crew are heartbroken over the loss of our dear friend and leader,” the network statement said. “Kidd 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.”

The statement said the cause of death would be released “at the appropriate time.”

Singer Kelly Clarkson tweeted after hearing the sad news,

“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,” tweeted singer Kelly Clarkson.

Our thought and prayers go out to the Kidd’s family and friends at this difficult time.