According to multiple sources, radio and TV personality Kidd Kraddick has died. He was 53. Kraddick broadcast his nationally syndicated radio show, "Kidd Kraddick in the Morning" from a studio in Las Colinas. The show aired in East Texas on 93.1 and 95.5 FM.
WWL in New Orleans reported that Kraddick was taken to a New Orleans hospital this afternoon and was very sick. His charity golf tournament was being held there.
In a tragically ironic twist, Kraddick did a radio segment just last week on "what he would say to each member of the show in his final moments on earth" as a comedy bit.
"Have you ever thought about those last moments of your life?" he asked his radio crew. "Nobody wants a long, lingering illness; nobody wants just that; but it would be nice if you could have a day or two where you know it's coming."
The final tweet posted on his official Twitter account was a promotion for his "Kidd's Kids" charity concert at the House of Blues on August 15. The proceeds will be used to send children with chronic or terminal ilnesses to Disney World.
Kraddick was divorced and has one daughter. He won a number of awards, including the Marconi Award for radio personality of the year in 2006.
The cause of his death was not available.
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