LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Kidd Kraddick is dead, cause of death today 2013 remains unknown. A Mark Cuban “RIP” tweet about Kidd Kraddick’s death earlier this evening left fans confused if the radio personality has died. But now WFAA ABC news and FOX 4 News are both confirming that Kidd Kraddick of KISS FM Morning Show has died. He was 53 years old.
Kidd Kraddick’s death was reported by Fox 4 (@Fox4) at roughly 8 PM PST tonight. “Sources tell Fox 4 News that KISS FM morning show host Kidd Kraddick has died”, the news station tweeted. Moments later it added “More details on Kraddick’s death as they come in.”
WFAA ABC news also reported confirmation of the death in a story published at 10:35 PM local time tonight. “Multiple sources have confirmed to WFAA that radio and TV personality Kidd Kraddick has died”, the news station reported. “The staple of North Texas radio since 1984, he broadcast his nationally syndicated ‘Kidd Kraddick in the Morning’ radio show from a studio at Las Colinas. It aired locally on KISS FM 106.1.”
It remains unknown when and where Kraddick died. WFAA noted that Kraddick’s final tweet was for concert set at House of Blues on August 15.
Initial news of the death came earlier today from Mark Cuban. The Dallas Mavericks owner tweeted “RIP Kid Kraddick. You were an amazing man and a friend,” adding “You are already missed.”
Social media speculation of a brain aneurysm was not confirmed by WFAA. WFAA is reporting the cause of death is unknown. “Kraddick was 53. The cause of his death was not available.” Funeral arrangements have not been announced to news. Send your love.
UPDATE: KISS FM has released a statement. “We’re heartbroken … he died doing what he loved helping kids”. Kraddick purportedly died in New Orleans while hosting a charity function.