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…
Harry 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 (@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 (@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 (@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