|David Peter Cradick
|Napoleon, Ohio, USA
|Carol Cradick (divorced 2008)
|53 years old
Late television personality and radio host, David Peter Cradick, widely known as Kidd Kraddick was a reputed figure in the entertainment industry. The star of Kidd Kraddick Morning Show is no longer with us, but his works and legacy remain with us in our memories forever.
Kraddick’s untimely death came in the mid-July 2013 at Grenta, Louisiana. So, today, we take you closer to every detail on the unanticipated death and personal life of Kidd Kraddick.
Untimed Death Due To Hypertensive Heart Disease
The morning show host, Kidd Kraddick died after suffering from Hypertensive heart disease on July 27, 2013. He was at an annual fundraiser event for his charity foundation, Kidd’s Kids at Timberlane Country Club, when he lost his life.
According to the health reports, Kidd had a relatively enlarged heart with three diseased vessels. Specifically, one of the arteries blocked upto 80%, which was the primary reason for his demise.
Later, Jefferson Parish reported that his death was the cause of arteriosclerotic and hypertensive cardiovascular disease.
Staggering Net Worth
The media personality Kidd Kraddick made an unbelievable net worth of $30 million during his career. Impressively, the radio host used to take paychecks of $10 million every year from his national radio show.
YouTube: Kidd Kraddick with singer Bruno Mars on his Morning Show.
Kidd’s name will be forever on the Texas Radio Hall of Fame as his morning show located in the glamorous city.
Award-Winning Radio Personality
The Ohio born Kidd Kraddick graced the world of radio for his entire age and reaped significant awards at the end. He bagged the Billboard Magazine ‘Air Personality of the Year‘ thrice and also got the AWRO and Marconi Radio Personality of the Year. Furthermore, he won the first-ever WB Radio Music Award in 1999 and 2001 Radio and CHR Show of the Year.
In his early days, Kraddick did a night show on a top-40 station, KEGL (The Eagle). Consequently, he received yet another accolade of being in Ten Outstanding Young Americans list by the United States Junior Chamber.
The Kidd Kraddick Morning Show
The late American figurehead, Kidd Kraddick got all the limelight when he started ‘Kidd Kraddick in the Morning’ show in Dallas, Texas. The show used to air from 5-10 AM Central on every weekday mornings. Impressively, the show was on more than 70 markets and the American Forces Radio Network.
The famous show still runs as an ensemble program as the name,’The Kidd Kraddick Morning Show.’ The show today casts Kellie Rasberry, Alaric ‘Big Al Mack, and Jenna Owens.
Kraddick in The Morning Mouth and BitBoard
During his prime in the 1990s, the radio figure launched two radio oriented businesses, The Morning Mouth and BitBoard. While the earlier one was a publication for morning radio personalities, the latter was a sharing service for air characters.
Despite the shows performed quite well, Kraddick sold both firms. As of now, BitBoard runs under Clear Channel Communications, and The Morning Show is the property of Talentmasters in Atlanta, Georgia.
Kidd Kraddick was Married but Divorced
The famous radio star, Kidd Kraddick, prior married Carol Kraddick and shared one adorable daughter, Caroline Kraddick.
Even though things looked smooth at the beginning, they separated in 2007 following different interests and conflicts. Thus, the former duo had their divorce finalized in April 2008.
Kraddick Engaged with Lissi Mullen
Just a week before his unfortunate demise, Kidd Kraddick bent on one knee and engaged with Lissi Mullen. The two shared a romantic relationship for over a year and were quite set to marry very soon until a disaster struck and shattered their aspirations.
Quick Facts: Kidd Kraddick
- Kraddick founded ‘Kidd’s Kids,’ a charity organization aimed for the well-being of children and families living in life-threatening conditions.
- He dropped out of the University of Miami to learn to broadcast.
- Surprisingly, Kraddick had a diagnosis, which showed lymphoma, a well-kept secret from coworkers and family.
- On the day of his death, Kraddick was with his friend Laughlin and was not feeling quite well the night before too.
- Kraddick was rushed to the Ochsner emergency room but had already lost his life on the road.
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