Social media exploded with activity after news of the death broke. Kraddick’s Facebook page and a Kiss-FM tribute page were drawing a constant stream of condolences, and Twitter was active as well.
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
We are heartbroken over the loss of our dear friend and leader Kidd Kraddick. He will be missed http://t.co/9sqIBgEGSa
— 106.1 KISS FM (@1061KISSFMDFW) July 28, 2013
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban offered his condolences: "You were an amazing man and a friend," he wrote. "You are already missed."
RIP Kidd Kraddick. You were an amazing man and a friend. You are already missed.
— Mark Cuban (@mcuban) 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 (@OfficialHarrry) July 28, 2013
Very sad to hear about the death of Kidd Kraddick in Dallas at age 53. One of the bright lights of radio. RIP
— Gary Bryan (@garybryanshow) July 28, 2013
Also, praying for Kidd's family and friends.. Was a pleasure knowing you for so many years.. #WeLoveYouKidd ❤❤❤
— demetria lovato (@ddlovato) July 28, 2013
Yes. Brain aneurysm for @kiddkraddick. In the golf course for his charity kidds kids. So sad
— Billy Bush (@billybush) 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
RT @iHeartRadio: We are shocked and deeply saddened by the loss of on air talent Kidd Kraddick
— On Air/Ryan Seacrest (@OnAirWithRyan) July 28, 2013
Kidd, you'll be missed. Sending our LUV. #kiddnation pic.twitter.com/vEFO9LUDLW
— Southwest Airlines (@SouthwestAir) July 28, 2013
Wow. RIP Kidd Kraddick! Blown away! This DJ has always been a HUGE supporter of us! Prayers and love to his family!
— Chris Daughtry (@CHRIS_Daughtry) July 28, 2013
The 1990 KEGL Christmas Party. Remembering good times on a sad day! Good bye old friend @KiddKraddick @kiddnation pic.twitter.com/GxX3VNZvNm
— Rusty Humphries (@Talk2Rusty) 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
Really hope this is not true about Kidd Kraddick. You will be missed.
— Nick Jonas (@nickjonas) 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
Wow... I'm heart broken to hear Kidd Kraddick passed away. Tears in my eyes... he was a great man with a... http://t.co/nNzfLf9MaB
— Tori Martin (@ToriMartinSings) July 28, 2013
@JohnKincade @KiddKraddick thank u. Without Kidd there would be no @bertsbigadv his work will live on
— Bert Weiss (@BertShowBert) 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
Very sad about Kidd Kraddick. Wow.
— Brotha' Fred (@brofroradio) July 28, 2013
I'm simply stunned waking up to the news of the passing of Kidd Kraddick. We lost one of the great ones. #RIPKiddKraddick
— Paul Cubby Bryant (@PaulCubbyBryant) 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
Shocked and saddened to hear the news.
— Bobby Bones (@mrBobbyBones) July 28, 2013
Saddened by #KiddKraddick passing . He was such a talent, so well loved. A young man who died while raising money to help young kids. RIP
— Leeza Gibbons (@LeezaGibbons) July 28, 2013
@jefflynn @radioinsight To say that Kidd was a wonderful human is an understatement. He was a great broadcaster and an even better man!
— Mike McVay (@MikeMcVay) 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
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
We are shocked and deeply saddened by the loss of on air talent Kidd Kraddick
— iHeartRadio (@iHeartRadio) July 28, 2013