Thursday, December 19, 2013
Media report: Kidd Kraddick had cancer
He didn't tell anyone because he didn't want the pity, D Magazine reports.
DALLAS D Magazine’s January issue is sharing for the first time publicly that popular radio DJ Kidd Kraddick privately battled cancer during the last few years of his life.
The magazine reports:
About four years ago, he began to look like he was paying the price for his hectic, unhealthy lifestyle. Already wiry and slender at 5 foot 8, he had shed pounds and taken on a pale, weak appearance. There were days when he didn’t make it to the studio, instead joining his co-hosts electronically from his downtown condo, his listeners never knowing the difference.
When people around the station quietly asked questions, Kraddick told them he hadn’t been feeling well, but he remained vague. Some turned to Kraddick’s best friend, Toby Wilson, to see if he knew anything.
Wilson is a tall, rangy attorney from Arlington who had known Kraddick for about 15 years and served as the president of his Kidd’s Kids charity. Wilson was one of the few friends who didn’t listen to Kraddick’s show. And he didn’t call him “Kidd.” He used his real name, Dave. Wilson knew what was wrong with Kraddick, but he wasn’t talking either.
Read the story on DMagazine.com and discover not only more about his health, but more about a private man that everyone felt like they knew. He was incredibly successful, and always striving for not merely more success, but helping others as well.
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