Kid Rock says he is “beyond devastated” after his assistant, Mike Sacha, was killed in an ATV accident and found dead by the singer on April 25 at Rock’s home in Nashville, Tenn.
The Metro Nashville Police Department said Sacha, 30, was found dead after he had an accident on his way back from driving two people to meet an Uber driver at midnight on April 24.
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The singer was looking for Sacha the next morning when he couldn’t find him in the house. Rock, whose real name is Robert Ritchie, and his friend found Sacha on an embankment of the property’s long driveway and called for help.
“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 wrote on his website.
“I know I speak for us all in sharing my deepest condolences to his family. I cannot imagine how they must feel. Myself, the band, our family, friends and co-workers are devastated over this loss,” said Rock.
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
He also clarified rumors which led people to believe Rock was in the accident.
The singer and the band were scheduled to visit Michigan, but said they will stay in Tennessee until Sacha is brought home to his family. He also asked everyone to respect his and Sacha’s families’ privacy in this difficult time.
“RIP Mike. We will never forget you, my friend,” said Rock.
Police said Sacha’s death was “classified as accidental.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.