The tributes to Kidd Kraddick have poured in on Twitter in the aftermath of the news of his death.
— Billy The Kidd (@billyontheradio) July 28, 2013
Kid Kraddick – sad, sad, sad for radio, his family & his listeners. Great to see him at WWRS this year, and now he's gone.
— Fred Jacobs (@fnjacobs) July 28, 2013
Crushed. Absolutely crushed. One of my mentors and best friends in radio. RT @mcuban: RIP Kidd Kraddick. You were an amazing man & a friend.
— Toucher and Rich (@Toucherandrich) July 28, 2013
— Larry Gifford (@Giffordtweet) July 28, 2013
— Kevin Robinson (@robinsonradio) July 28, 2013
— Lori Lewis (@lorilewis) July 28, 2013
I'm stunned, just speechless that Kidd Kraddick is dead. Legendary DFW radio host, but just a fantastic human being more importantly. #RIP
— Rocco Pendola (@Rocco_TheStreet) July 28, 2013
Got doubts about the power of radio? Click the trending #ripkiddkraddick, and see how many lives Kidd has touched over the years.
— Matt Gapske (@mattgapske) July 28, 2013
If you didn't steal a bit from Kidd Kraddick then you didn't work in radio. My wife and I were both huge fans. RIP Kidd!
— Karson Tager (@karsonwithak) July 28, 2013
RIP Kidd Kraddick. I ran your board/show as a kid on an affiliate . Then competed against you as an adult. Sympathies from our show. -BB
— Bobby Bones (@mrBobbyBones) July 28, 2013
Terribly saddened by tragic death of Kidd Kraddick. Good man dying way too young….at his KIDS foundation outing – unfathomable. RIP.
— David Field (@DavidFieldETM) July 28, 2013
I cannot believe this news… @KiddKraddick has passed away. A radio legend that gave me so much advice and insight. RIP my man ????
— Mo' Bounce (@RadioMoBounce) July 28, 2013
I didn't know Kidd Kraddick but admired much about him personally and professionally. A terrible loss for both his family and for radio.
— KROQ's Bean (@clydetombaugh) July 28, 2013
I had the honor of working with Kidd Kraddick at KISS FM in Dallas from 2005-2008. He was one of the most talented in radio #RIPKIDDKRADDICK
— Jeff Miles (@jeffmilesradio) July 28, 2013
— Mike McVay (@MikeMcVay) July 28, 2013
I wanted to grow up to be Kidd Kraddick. Tragic. RIP
— Tony Fly (@tfly) July 28, 2013
Stunned and saddened to hear the news about #kiddkraddick. Dallas radio icon. RIP and thank you for inspiring so many of us.
— josh lewin (@joshlewinstuff) July 28, 2013
I am in shock. @KiddKraddick has died. He was an inspiration to me. The millions of lives he touched will surely miss him.
— Trey Morgan (@ItsTreyMorgan) July 28, 2013
Today an icon became an angel. How appropriate it happened while giving back. May we all aspire to be so legendary… And so Texan.
— toby knapp (@tkradio) July 28, 2013
I'm so proud of him. For what he did. For how he gave back. For what he did for kids who could have been my daughter….
— toby knapp (@tkradio) July 28, 2013
What an inspiration. What an amazing last lesson for a generation of radio professionals. Just so proud. So proud of how he lived.
— toby knapp (@tkradio) July 28, 2013
Had the pleasure of working with Kidd Kraddick in Dallas. Learned so much from him. Can't believe he's gone.
When people are taken before their time it makes me want to be that much better. To honor those who inspired me.
— Brotha' Fred (@brofroradio) July 28, 2013
If there is a bright spot in tonight's news, it is that #KiddKraddick spent his last day doing what he loved – raising money for his charity
— Aaron Tyler (@AaronTylerOnAir) July 28, 2013
I have no words. I'm speechless about the death of Kidd Kraddick. He inspired so many (like myself) in this industry. #RIPKiddKraddick
— JJ Ryan (@JJRyanOnAir) July 28, 2013
SO sorry to hear radio legend @KiddKraddick Kid Kraddick has died at 53. Morning Shows are a small fraternity that just got a lot smaller
— David Brody (@David_Brody) July 28, 2013
I’m still shocked over the news of @KiddKraddick’s death. Been on my mind all day. What he did for terminally ill kids was just amazing.
Awhile ago Kidd took time to tell me more about it. You would think those Thousands of children were all his own. He truly cared for them.
It is depressing to find out on twitter that one of your coworkers has died. 1st stage of grief is absolute total denial. I can't believe it
— Jessie Jessup (@JessieJessup) July 28, 2013
Aaron Tyler of Bluewater Broadcasting Montgomery and Hits 100.7 Bloomington, IL sent us the following message:
It is unfortunate that it takes the tragic, untimely, passing of someone in the industry to get all of the radio industry united as one family, regardless of who we happen to work for or who we compete with on a day-to-day basis. I think that we – and I am just as guilty of this as the next person – have a tendency to forget that, although we may be competitors and we may “hate” the competition, we are all human beings with families, off the air lives, our own problems, and our own real emotions. It’s time that we all put aside our competitive differences and support each other as human beings and real people. I think that would be a great legacy to add to the extensive list of other things that he will be remembered for; Kidd Kraddick reunited an entire industry as one voice and one family.
— Rusty Humphries (@Talk2Rusty) July 28, 2013
The tributes extend to outside the radio community as well.
.@KiddKraddick was always there for u when u needed him. He left this world helping others. 1 of the good guys is gone too soon. -JBJ
— Bon Jovi (@BonJovi) July 28, 2013
#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
— demetria lovato (@ddlovato) July 28, 2013
The sad sad news about Kidd Kraddick is shocking. He will be missed greatly.
— joe jonas (@joejonas) July 28, 2013
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.
— GavinDeGraw (@GavinDeGraw) July 28, 2013
RIP Kidd Kraddick. You were an amazing man and a friend. You are already missed.
— Mark Cuban (@mcuban) July 28, 2013
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.
— Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson) July 28, 2013
This is a total shocker to me I just met the man, and was one of the few comedic personalities he allowed on his show, R.I.P Kidd Kraddick
— Jay Pharoah (@JayPharoah) July 28, 2013
— benjamin folds (@BenFolds) July 28, 2013
It was an honor & a blessing to have known you! I'm deeply saddened 2day. My deepest prayers go out to your family. #RIPKiddKraddick
— Jason Derulo (@jasonderulo) July 28, 2013
Absolutely devastated to hear about the sad passing of Kidd Kraddick. He was always so nice and will be incredibly missed. Lovely man. RIP.
— Harry Styles (@Harry_Styles) July 28, 2013
— Michelle Branch (@michellebranch) July 28, 2013
Just heard the worst news that @KiddKraddick past away… I used to listen to his morning show every morning on the way to school…
— Austin Mahone (@AustinMahone) July 28, 2013
no way… RIP Kidd Kraddick. a good soul gone way too soon…..
— Rebecca Black (@MsRebeccaBlack) July 28, 2013
— Southwest Airlines (@SouthwestAir) July 28, 2013
Kidd Kraddick with Harry last week …. May be rest in peace … pic.twitter.com/KutKgWYIdh
— 1D Updates (@1dupdategirls) July 28, 2013
RIP @KiddKraddick my heart goes out to family and friend. Kid and I go way back he once played ice ice baby back to back for 24hrs strait.
— Vanilla Ice (@vanillaice) July 28, 2013
RIP Kidd Kraddick He was a really fun/smart radio DJ
— RainnWilson (@rainnwilson) July 28, 2013
Broken hearted, my dear friend @kiddKraddick has tragically died.Great father,great man.Just together,so happy, excited abt his engagement.
— Dr. Phil (@DrPhil) July 28, 2013
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.
— Michael Urie (@michaelurie) July 28, 2013
— Kidd Kraddick (@KiddKraddick) July 26, 2013
I will never wrap my brain around my fathers passing. Please keep me and my family in your prayers and ask The Lord to watch over my daddy.
— Caroline Cradick (@CarolineCradick) July 28, 2013