The sudden death of DFW-based national radio host Kidd Kraddick was widely reported on social media sites on Saturday night, including Twitter. Almost immediately celebrities who knew Kraddick began to tweet their condolences.
One of the first to tweet was Burleson-native Kelly Clarkson:
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
The tweet by Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was one of the very first tweets about the death of the radio host:
RIP Kidd Kraddick. You were an amazing man and a friend. You are already missed.
— Mark Cuban (@mcuban) July 28, 2013
Dallas Stars great Mike Modano also shared his condolences on Twitter:
Kidd we will all miss you. Our thoughts are with you and your family.
— Mike Modano (@9modano) July 28, 2013
From Hollywood, radio and television personality Ryan Seacrest:
So sad hearing about my radio brother Kid Kraddick. One of a kind and one of the best at what he did every morning. U will be missed Kidd
— Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) July 28, 2013
The Jonas brothers, who are scheduled to headline an Aug. 15 concert for Kraddick's charity, Kidd's Kids, also shared their feelings on Twitter. According to the Kidd's Kids web site, the concert was the first ever concert for the foundation.
— Nick Jonas (@nickjonas) July 28, 2013
The sad sad news about Kidd Kraddick is shocking. He will be missed greatly.
— joe Perhaps(@joejonas) July 28, 2013
Perhaps the most emotional and personal tweet of the weekend came from Kraddick's daughter, Caroline:
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