Radio Personality, Kidd Kraddick Dies, American Idol Alums React

Texas-based syndicated radio personality, Kidd Kraddick, died at a charity golf event near New Orleans yesterday, said his publicist. Kraddick was 53 years old.

Here’s the statement released by his publicist, Ladd Biro:

“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. 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.

Kidd passed away today in New Orleans at a golf tournament organized to raise money for his beloved Kidd’s Kids charity. He died doing what he loved, and his final day was spent selflessly focused on those special children that meant the world to him.

We ask that you respect the privacy of his family and his colleagues. At the appropriate time we will release more information about the cause of his death.”

Every reality show singer who has been out on radio tours promoting their music knows Kidd Kraddick.

Via The Associated Press

Here are some of them offering their condolences on twitter:

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