Kidd Kraddick, a popular top 40 deejay, passed away unexpectedly yesterday. He was 53. Kraddick, who did his show out of Dallas, suffered a brain aneurysm while attending one of his own charity functions in New Orleans for his organization, Kraddick’s Kidds.
Immediately rock stars began Tweeting their shock and dismay. Kelly Clarkson was among the first. “Oh man, I just heard Kidd Kraddick died! He’s my childhood dj. What a sad day. His poor family. He was always nice 2 me from the beginning.”
Justin Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun also sent out two messages calling Kraddick: heard the awful news that my friend
@KiddKraddick , a man who always #gaveback to those in need has passed away. RIP Kidd. U will be missed…have to add…some people talk it and some people live it. @KiddKraddick lived it! he cared, he put in the time and he gave back. #RIPKidd…”
Demi Lovato, Ed Sheeran, “Access Hollywood” host Billy Bush, Nick Jonas, Joe Jonas and actor Rainn Wilson also sent messages on Twitter.
Condolences to his family and many fans around the country and in Dallas.