Our deepest condolences go out to Kid Rock and the family of WYCD-FM’s Linda Lee Young. Linda Lee passed away on March 31 just days before she was to accept her first ACM Award as a major market radio personality.
Kid Rock, whose real name is Bobby Ritchie, shared a broken-hearted tribute to the Detroit-based broadcaster on his website.
He wrote, “It breaks my heart to hear of my friend and WYCD radio personality Linda Lee has passed on. She was always so positive, happy and full of life. She always made me smile and feel good by telling me what a big fan she was (and would insist on proving it by sending me pics of posters of me prominently displayed in her home! – sorry Jeff!!!) She always treated me with respect and we shared a lot of laughs when interviewing me or texting (especially in this day and age of ‘I gotcha’). Rock on Linda, from your friend and FAN.”
According to the station’s website, Linda was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer just two weeks before her daughter’s wedding last September. She was on the air at WYCD for 20 years.
Again, our thoughts and prayers are with the Linda Lee’s family and the country music community.