Aussie radio 'legend' Paul B. Kidd dead aged 76: 'We'll miss you'

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Australian radio host and true crime author Paul B. Kidd has died aged 76.

The legendary broadcaster passed away on December 26, with the announcement coming the following day via his former employer, 2GB's Twitter account.

Photo of radio host and author Paul B. Kidd. Photo: 2GB.
Radio host and author Paul B. Kidd has passed away aged 76. Photo: 2GB.

While his cause of death was not specified, he was said to have passed after a 'protracted illness'.

Kidd suffered a cardiac episode in 2018 and previously battled cancer.

He enjoyed a prolific radio career that began in 2001 when he joined George Moore as co-host of 2UE's morning breakfast show.

After almost 20 years together, Kidd left Moore in 2020 to co-host 2GB's Weekends with John and Paul with John Stanley.

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Both Moore and Stanley paid tribute to Kidd during 2GB's breakfast show on Monday, with Moore remembering his 'chemistry' with his late colleague.

"I think the way you could put it is his big heart just gave out yesterday afternoon," John remarked.

"He was a larger-than-life character, I had the joy of working with him the last couple of years," he added.

Tweets by Ben Fordham and Clinton Maynard about the death of Paul B. Kidd. Photo: Twitter.
Ben Fordham and Clinton Maynard paid tribute to Paul B. Kidd. Photo: Twitter.

Fellow 2GB star, Ben Fordham took to Twitter to share kind words about 'radio champion' Kidd.

"He was a generous soul and offered me plenty of support over the years," Fordham wrote.

"Paul was a true crime writer, television producer, radio host and raconteur. We love you mate. And we’ll miss you," he added.

2GB reporter Clinton Maynard tweeted:

"Very sad news, legendary broadcaster & friend Paul B. Kidd has passed away. One of the most successful radio broadcasters of the last 20 years. You will be missed mate."

Listeners also shared condolences and happy memories of tuning in to Kidd over the years.

"Very sad mate; listened to him on the weekend show with UE and GB for years. George will be v sad and thoughts with all. Sad day," wrote one.

"Sad news! Love his work on the George and Paul show," added another.

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