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Radio, TV personality David ‘Kidd’ Kraddick dies

July 28, 2013 • Entertainment


This undated image provided by YEA Networks via Champion Management on Sunday, July 28, 2013, shows David “Kidd” Kraddick, a Texas-based radio and television personality, whose program is syndicated by YEA Networks. Kraddick, host of the “Kidd Kraddick in the Morning” show heard on dozens of U.S. radio stations, died Saturday July 27, 2013, at a charity golf event near New Orleans, a publicist said. Kraddick was 53. (AP Photo/YEA Networks via Champion Management)

David “Kidd” Kraddick, the high-octane radio and TV host of the “Kidd Kraddick in the Morning” show heard on dozens of U.S. radio stations, has died at a charity golf event near New Orleans, a publicist said. Kraddick was 53.

The Texas-based radio and television personality, whose program is syndicated by YEA Networks, died at his Kidd’s Kids charity function in the New Orleans suburb of Gretna on Saturday, said publicist Ladd Biro in releasing a network statement.

“He died doing what he loved,” said Biro, of the public relations firm Champion Management, speaking with AP by phone early Sunday. He said he had no further details on the death.

Fans left flowers and condolences written on signs left outside his Dallas-area studio.

The website of Kraddick’s flagship station KHKS, known as KISS-FM, featured his photo Sunday and remembrances of his Login to read more

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