The sudden passing of radio host Kidd Kraddick takes many people by surprise. After the news of his death broke out, celebrities as well as his fans took to Twitter to offer condolences. Harry Styles, Demi Lovato and Khloe Kardashian were among the mourners.
Styles said that he was "absolutely devastated to hear about the sad passing of Kraddick. He was always so nice and will be incredibly missed. Lovely man. RIP." Fellow One Direction member Niall Horan even said that he could not believe the sad news.
"Wow ! Literally can't believe it! Soo sad! We only seen him like 5 days ago in Dallas! Very sad! #RIPKiddKraddick. I watched Kidd Kraddick help break so many artists with his live sessions on YouTube when I was a kid! Real lover of music he was," Horan wrote.
Lovato wrote in a lengthy post, saying that she met the popular radio host when she was 9 at a showcase. "TX lost a hero tonight and my heart is broken for the KISS FM family. You're already missed Kidd," she said.
Bon Jovi offered condolences as well. "@KiddKraddick was always there for u when u needed him. He left this world helping others. One of the good guys is gone too soon. -JBJ," a Twitter post read. Khloe Kardashian joined other mourners, writing, "I just heard about Kidd Kraddrick! such sad news! He was an awesome man and friend. So sad."
Kidd Kraddick, whose real name was David Peter Cradick, passed away on Saturday, July 27, after he suddenly fell ill at a charity golf tournament which he hosted in New Orleans. He was 53. Head golf pro at the Timberlane Country Club in Gretna, Richie Tomblin, told Associated Press that the radio host looked unwell when they met that day.
"He came out and he borrowed my golf clubs and went out to the driving range. It's kind of a freaky situation. He came out. He practiced a little bit. He hit the ball at the first tee and wasn't feeling good and after that I didn't see him," Tomblin said.
According to a statement on Kraddick's Kidd Nation site, the radio host dedicated his work to bring smiles to people and help terminally ill children with his morning radio program and foundation. The cause of death will be informed to fans "at the appropriate time."