Radio host Kidd Kraddick dies at 53

KIDD KRADDICK DEAD AT 53: Was hosting golf tournament
for his children's charity in Louisiana
The radio world is mourning the death of longtime Dallas radio host Kidd Kraddick.

Kraddick, who was 53, died Saturday while hosting a golf tournament in New Orleans for his children's charity, Kidd's Kids. “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,” Clear Channel Media + Entertainment said in a news release.

The cause of death was not immediately known.

“He died doing what he loved, and his final day was spent selflessly focused on those special children that meant the world to him,” CCM+E's statement read. “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.”

Kraddick's self-titled morning program was heard for several years in the Tri-State on WDKS (106.1 KISS-FM), and in recent months, he could also be seen on the syndicated TV show Dish Nation, which airs on Local 7 CW WTVW, WTHI-MyFOX10, KTVI-FOX 2, KBSI-FOX 23, WBKI-TV, and WZTV-FOX 17.

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