Kid Rock is devastated by the loss of this special woman in his life


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.

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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."

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Kid Rock inducts rock band Cheap Trick at the 31st annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York April 8, 2016. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 25: Singer/Songwriter Kid Rock visits at SiriusXM Studios on February 25, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images)
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THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0168 -- Pictured: Musical guest Kid Rock performs on November 21, 2014 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LOUISVILLE, KY - OCTOBER 05: (FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Kid Rock performs live onstage during the 2014 Louder Than Life Festival at Champions Park on October 5, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Joey Foley/WireImage)
CLARKSTON, MI - AUGUST 20: Kid Rock performs on last night of 8 sold out shows during the $20 Best Night Ever Tour at DTE Energy Center on August 20, 2013 in Clarkston, Michigan. (Photo by Scott Legato/Getty Images)
CLARKSTON, MI - AUGUST 14: Kid Rock performs during the $20 Best Night Ever Tour at DTE Energy Music Theater on August 14, 2013 in Clarkston, Michigan. (Photo by Scott Legato/Getty Images)
Kid Rock performs during Live Nation?s National Concert Day in New York May 5, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 22: Recording artist Kid Rock performs prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 57th Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 22, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 22: Recording Artist Kid Rock poses with The Harley J. Earl Trophy before the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 57th Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 22, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/NASCAR via Getty Images)
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 22: Recording Artist Kid Rock performs prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 57th Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 22, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Chris Trotman/NASCAR via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 19: Recording artist Kid Rock presents an award during the 2013 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 19, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 18: Recording artist Kid Rock appears during Tiger Jam 2013 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on May 18, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 18: Recording artist Kid Rock performs during Tiger Jam 2013 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on May 18, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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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.


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