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Radio, TV personality David ‘Kidd’ Kraddick dies at 53

Mr. Kraddick’s show entered into syndication by 2001 as he gained a nationwide following.
Mr. Kraddick’s show entered into syndication by 2001 as he gained a nationwide following.Star-Telegram/file 2011

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David ‘‘Kidd’’ Kraddick, the high-octane radio and TV host of the ‘‘Kidd Kraddick in the Morning’’ show heard on dozens of U.S. radio stations, has died at a charity golf event near New Orleans, a publicist said. Kraddick was 53.

The Texas-based radio and television personality, whose program is syndicated by YEA Networks, died at his Kidd’s Kids charity function in the New Orleans suburb of Gretna on Saturday, said publicist Ladd Biro in releasing a network statement.

‘‘He died doing what he loved,’’ said Biro, of the public relations firm Champion Management, by phone early Sunday. He said he had no further details on the death.

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