Thursday, May 30, 2019

Beloved Kuwait Radio DJ, Linda Lou, has passed away

Kuwait's former DJ on 99.7 Radio Kuwait, throughout the 90's, Linda Lou Al-Shammari, has passed away. 

I never met her in person, but she always helped me with causes behind the scenes and was always willing to do her best to help. She was married and lived in Jahra and had 2 daughters. Friends of mine helped her leave Kuwait with her children and move back to the States. She just silently disappeared from the radio one day. Everyone talked about why and what had happened for months to follow.

She was loved by many who grew up with her on the radio - often listening to her advice to "wear your seat belt" on their way to school.  Many actually heeded that advice and she may have saved lives because of it.

Linda died on May 27, 2019, atter a stay in the hospital.  She was surrounded by her family in North Carolina.

Her daughter writes

Our sweet mother Linda passed away yesterday morning. She fought hard since February 21st of this year. It has been a long, hard road for our family. She was an amazing mom and grandma, we could not have asked for better. We now have the most caring and loving guardian angel watching over us. We are reaching out with heavy hearts to ask for help to lay our mom to rest. There was a GoFundMe set up to help pay for medical bills, it is still open. Anything will help.

Linda's obituary (where you can leave your condolences):…/clayton-nc/linda-al-shamm…

GoFundMe site to help her family pay for funeral and medical expenses:…