Kidd Kraddick

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Famed radio host David "Kidd" Kraddick has died.

The 53-year-old "Kidd Kraddick in the Morning" host passed away suddenly at a charity golf tournament for his Kidd's Kids Foundation in New Orleans Saturday. 

"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,"  a statement on Kraddick's Kidd Nation website said.

"He died doing what he loved, and his final day was spent selflessly focused on those special children that meant the world to him," the statement continued. "At the appropriate time, we will release more information about the cause of death."

Kraddick first got his start in radio in Dallas in 1984 working late nights, according to the Dallas Morning News. After moving over to a radio morning show in the early 1990s, his show started to gain a widespread following, and later moved into syndication in 2001. 

Further details regarding Kraddick's death have yet to be released, but 

Ryan Seacrest was one of the first celebs to share his sentiments about Kraddick's death, tweeting, "So sad hearing about my radio brother Kid Kraddick. One of a kind and one of the best at what he did every morning. U will be missed Kidd"

Take a look at what other stars had to say about Kraddick's passing:

Demi Lovato #RIPKiddKraddick.. Grew up with you always on my radio.. Had the pleasure of meeting you back when I was 9 at a showcase where even way back then, you believed in my talent. Dallas, TX lost a hero tonight and my heart is broken for the KISS FM family. You're already missed Kidd.. Also, praying for Kidd's family and friends.. Was a pleasure knowing you for so many years.. #WeLoveYouKidd " 

Niall Horan: I watched Kidd kraddick help break so many artists with his live sessions on YouTube when I was a kid! Real lover of music he was

Harry Styles Absolutely devastated to hear about the sad passing of Kidd Kraddick. He was always so nice and will be incredibly missed. Lovely man. RIP.

Victoria Justice So sad 2 hear about 1 of my fave radio hosts, Kidd Kraddick passing. I did 1 of my fave interviews ever w/ him #RIP

Jake Pavelka So upset to hear about @KiddKraddick  One of the best radio host! RIP

Michael Urie: RIP #KiddKraddick, awesome DJ taken far too young. Used to listen on my way to school - even got to guest on his show a few years back. 

Pete Wentz Rest in peace, kidd kraddick. Sad news, always had fun talking to him... 

Joe JonasThe sad sad news about Kidd Kraddick is shocking. He will be missed greatly.

Kelly Clarkson 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.

Mark Cuban: RIP Kidd Kraddick. You were an amazing man and a friend. You are already missed.

Dr. Phil Broken hearted, my dear friend @kiddKraddick has tragically died.Great father,great man.Just together,so happy, excited abt his engagement.

Chris Daughtry: Wow. RIP Kidd Kraddick! Blown away! This DJ has always been a HUGE supporter of us! Prayers and love to his family!

Nick Jonas #RIPKiddKraddick

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