It is with heavy hearts that all of us at K-FOX 95.5 pass along the news that morning show host David Cradick, known to all of us as Kidd Kraddick, died on Saturday. He was 53 years old.

The producers of the Kidd Kraddick in the Morning show have confirmed the news, as well as YEA Networks, who syndicate the show. They have released the following statement:

"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 death."

The Kidd Kraddick in the Morning show has been heard across the country for 12 years. K-FOX's own Dan Patrick had this to say:

"He was a huge part of K-Fox 95.5. I have met him personally many times and he was the real deal. He was doing what he loved, working with his charity. He will be missed, and was an amazing talent, and gave so much to us. Please keep his family in your prayers."

In the next week, we would like to invite you to join us each morning to listen to special live and tribute segments of Kidd Kraddick in the Morning, honoring the man who started our day, every day, for many years.