Kid Rock is “beyond devastated” by the death of his personal assistant, Mike Sacha.
The “All Summer Long” singer shared his condolences after his assistant’s fatal ATV accident in Nashville, Tennessee on Monday.
“He was a member of our family and one of the greatest young men I have ever had the pleasure to not only work with, but also to become friends with,” Rock wrote in a message posted to his website. “I know I speak for us all in sharing my deepest condolences to his family. I can not imagine how they must feel. Myself, the band, our family, friends and co-workers are devastated over this loss.”
Rock, 45, explained how he and his team were set to head back to Michigan on Monday, but are planning to “stay here with Mike until I can bring him home to his family.”
The Nashville Police Department also confirmed the news of Sacha’s death on Twitter.
Michael Sacha, 30, personal assistant to Kid Rock, fatally injured in Nashville ATV crash on Knight Dr. Death classified as accidental.
— Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) April 26, 2016
According to The Tennessean, the accident that claimed Sacha’s life occurred on Rock’s Whites Creek estate, where the musician was hosting a cookout. Rock and a friend allegedly found Sacha’s body and contacted the police.
“We’ve already been contacted by the press asking if it was me who was in the accident, so I want to stop any rumors before they spread,” the singer — whose real name is Robert Ritchie — continued in his post. “I’m asking everyone to please respect our and his families’ privacy in this difficult time. RIP Mike. We will never forget you, my friend.”