Just terrible. The beloved radio and TV personality died suddenly at the age of 53. Kidd clearly touched the lives of so many stars, as celebrities rushed to Twitter in droves after learning the sad news to tweet their memories and best wishes.
As an entertainment radio DJ, David “Kidd” Kraddick came into contact with countless stars, from musicians like One Direction to celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Victoria Justice. So when news of his sudden death broke on July 26, a ton of grieving celebs took to Twitter to express their shock, sorrow, and fond memories.
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Members of 1D, Harry Styles and Niall Horan had just been on David’s show, Kidd Kraddick in the Morning, in the last week and were some of the first stars to tweet about his tragic death. “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 wrote. Meanwhile Niall tweeted, “Wow ! Literally can’t believe it! Soo sad!we only seen him like 5 days ago in Dallas! Very sad! #RIPKiddKraddick.”
Some of the Jonas Brothers also chimed in to express their sadness. Joe Jonas tweeted, “The sad sad news about Kidd Kraddick is shocking. He will be missed greatly,” while Nick Jonas added, “Really hope this is not true about Kidd Kraddick. You will be missed.”
Victoria Justice tweeted, “So sad 2 hear about 1 of my fave radio hosts, Kidd Kraddick passing.”
Austin Mahone, who grew up listening to Kidd’s radio show, said, “May he rest in peace and never be forgotten. Ur the man @KiddKraddick always and forever.”
Cody Simpson said, “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.” Cody’s manager Scooter Braun, who also manages Justin Bieber, tweeted, “some people talk it and some people live it. @KiddKraddick lived it! he cared, he put in the time and he gave back. #RIPKidd.”
Kelly Clarkson tweeted, “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,” and another American Idol alum, Jordin Sparks, said, “I’m gonna miss you Kidd.”
Hanson tweeted, “We’re in total shock at the terrible news of the sudden passing of our friend. @KiddKraddick. A sad sad day. #ripkiddkraddick.”
Gavin DeGraw posted, “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.”
Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy said, “Rest in peace, kidd kraddick. Sad news, always had fun talking to him…”
And OneRepublic tweeted, “R.I.P Kidd Kraddick- u were the coolest man, loved every interview we ever did & every time we hung out. rest in peace.”
Kidd Kraddick Passes Away: The Entertainment World Mourns His Death
Kidd Kraddick also got love from outside of the music world. The Office star Rainn Wilson tweeted, “RIP Kidd Kraddick He was a really fun/smart radio DJ,” and Saturday Night Live comedian Jay Pharoah said, “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.”
Finally, Mark Cuban tweeted, “RIP Kidd Kraddick. You were an amazing man and a friend. You are already missed.”
Wow, what an outpouring of emotion. David meant so much to the world, and he will truly be missed. We can’t put it any better than all of these celebrities already have.
Our thoughts and prayers are with David’s friends and family during this difficult time.
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— Andrew Gruttadaro