Sunday, April 14, 2024

Rock Stars Mourn Sudden Passing of Syndicated DJ Kidd Kraddick


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 , a man who always 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. lived it! he cared, he put in the time and he gave back. …”

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.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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