Kid Rock is "beyond devastated" by the death of his personal assistant, Mike Sacha, who was involved in an ATV accident on the musician's property.
The 45-year-old singer shared his distress via a message on his website on Monday, April 25, as news broke of Sacha's death in Nashville, Tennessee.
"I am beyond devastated to report that my personal assistant Mike Sacha passed away today in an ATV accident here in Nashville," Rock wrote. "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," he continued.
"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. We were supposed to be back in Michigan today, but I am going to stay here with Mike until I can bring him home to his family," Rock went on.
"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. 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," the "Amen" hitmaker concluded.
Nashville Police Department also announced news of Sacha's death via Twitter, to make sure all details were absolutely clear.
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
"Michael Sacha, 30, personal assistant to Kid Rock, fatally injured in Nashville ATV crash on Knight Dr. Death classified as accidental," the message read.
According to The Tennessean, Rock was the one who discovered his assistant’s body on Monday morning, after what appears to have been an ATV accident on the singer's Whites Creek property. He had been ferrying guests to a cookout Rock was hosting the evening before.
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