"He died doing what he loved, and his final day was spent selflessly focused on those special children that meant the world to him," the statement reads.
Kraddick's radio show "Kidd Kraddick in the Morning" reportedly aired in over 75 stations nationally including Dallas' "Kiss FM" KHKS-FM, and is broadcast on TV's Dish Nation.
He began his morning show in 1992 and famously closed every broadcast by saying, "Keep looking up, 'cause that's where it all is."
After more than 20 years in the business, Kraddick became close to many celebrities, several of whom have shared their condolences via Twitter.
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
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 (@Harry_Styles) 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
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 radio host's cause of death has not yet been released.
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