Morning Show Host Kidd Kraddick Dead at 53
News sources and twitter feeds across the internet are reporting the death of K-Fox and nationally syndicated morning show host Kidd Kraddick. K-Fox has since confirmed his passing with officials from his show. Reports say that he passed away due to a brain aneurysm on the evening of Saturday, July 27 at an event appearance for his charity Kidd's Kids in New Orleans.
UPDATE: According to a post on the Kidd Kraddick Facebook page, Kraddick’s co-hosts Kellie, Big Al, J-Si, and Jenna will be on the air live briefly starting at 7 AM CT on Monday morning, July 29.
Local Dallas news television, as well as the official iHeartRadio twitter feed, are all reporting Mr. Kraddick's passing at this time. The news was first reported by Mark Cuban, entertainment and sports mogul and friend of Kraddick's, on his personal twitter feed. Mr. Kraddick hosted the "Kidd Kraddick in the Morning" show, heard here on K-Fox and across the country, as well as the nationally syndicated celebrity gossip television show "Dish Nation." Mr. Kraddick was 53 years old.
Here is the official release from Yea! Networks, which syndicates Kidd Kraddick in the Morning:
“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.”
We will update with more information as it becomes available.