Pop Artists React To The Death Of Kidd Kraddick

Ryan Cabrera and Kidd Kraddick

Several pop artists reacted with shock and sadness over the death of Texas based syndicated radio host David “Kidd” Kraddick, who died at a charity golf tournament in New Orleans. The DJ, whose Kidd Kraddick in the Morning show aired in nearly 100 cities, was 53. Cause of death was a cardiac related, according to a preliminary autopsy report. Among the messages posted at Twitter:

Austin Mahone (@AustinMahone): Just heard the worst news that @KiddKraddick past away… I used to listen to his morning show every morning on the way to school… May he rest in peace and never be forgotten. You’re the man @KiddKraddick always and forever.

Kelly Clarkson (@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 to me from the beginning.

Ryan Cabrera (@RyanCabrera): Kidd, I will always remember you and just smile…untill we meet again my friend…

One Direction member Harry Styles liveHarry Styles (@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.

BC Jean (@BCJean): I’m so sad & devastated to hear about the death of @KiddKraddick I had the pleasure of knowing & loving him. My heart is hurting! RIP Kidd

Papa Jonas (@PapaJonas): I am truly sad right now. RIP Kidd Kraddick

Nick Jonas (@nickjonas): Really hope this is not true about Kidd Kraddick. You will be missed.

Joe Jonas (@joejonas): The sad sad news about Kidd Kraddick is shocking. He will be missed greatly.

Backstreet Boys (@backstreetboys): Our thoughts & prayers go out to Kidd Kraddick, his friends, & family. He Made huge contributions to the industry & his legend will live on!

Gavin DeGraw in stripesGavin DeGraw (@GavinDeGraw): Just heard the news about Kidd Kraddick. I’m crushed. My prayers go out to his family & all who knew and loved him. Great human being.

Jason Castro (@jasoncastro): So sad to hear that Kidd Kraddick has passed away! He was a kind and generous man to all.

Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest): 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

Elliott Yamin (@elliottyamin): I just heard the passing news of Kid Kraddick,and my heart sunk!…he was instrumental in breakin “Wait 4u”, and was always so supportive & should b considered a huge loss the the radio world…I am forever grateful, and so honored to have gotten to him Kidd over the years!

Secondhand Serenade (@secondhandjohn): My thoughts and prayers go out to the friends and family of David Cradick (Kidd Kraddick). The impact he has made will never be forgotten.

Ed Sheeran wearing sunglassesEd Sheeran (@edsheeran): Completely speechless. Rest in peace Kidd.

Jordin Sparks (@JordinSparks): I’m gonna miss you Kidd. :(

Rebecca Black (@MsRebeccaBlack): no way… RIP Kidd Kraddick. a good soul gone way too soon…..

Demi Lovato (@ddlovato): #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 Life is so short.. Spend it doing the things that you love, with the people you love..

Cody Simpson (@CodySimpson): devastated hearing the news about @KiddKraddick today. such a cool bloke. saw him not too long ago in Dallas. you’ll be dearly missed pal

Nick Lachey (@NickLachey): Just heard the news about the passing of Kid Kraddick…..so sad. He was truly one of the good guys in radio, a class act! #RIP

Hanson (@hansonmusic): We’re in total shock at the terrible news of the sudden passing of our friend. @KiddKraddick. A sad sad day. #ripkiddkraddick

Victoria Justice headphonesVictoria Justice (@VictoriaJustice): So sad 2 hear about 1 of my fave radio hosts, Kidd Kraddick passing. I did 1 of my fave interviews ever w/ him: http://youtu.be/7_Ei8pyY4VQ #RIP

Michelle Branch (@michellebranch): Just heard that @KiddKraddick passed away. He played me on his morning show when I was unknown. Big bummer. It always happen in 3’s :( #RIP

Orianthi (@orianthi): RIP @KiddKraddick

Matt Nathanson (@mattnathanson): woke up to news about the passing of @KiddKraddick that man had a HUGE heart and was a very sweet & kind human. he will be missed.

Karmin (@karminmusic): Lost one of our favorite people on the planet, @KiddKraddick – can’t believe you’re gone buddy. RIP

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