Kid Rock is mourning the tragic loss of his personal assistant and friend.
According to The Tennessean, 30 year old Michael Sacha died on April 24 following an ATV accident on the singer’s property. Metro Nashville Police Department reports that Sacha crashed on his way back to the residence after driving two people down the driveway to meet an Uber driver after a cookout held the previous evening.
Kid Rock, whose real name is Robert Ritchie, discovered Sacha’s body near his driveway the next morning. In a statement posted to his official website, Ritchie said he was “beyond devastated” over Sacha’s passing.
“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. “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. 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.”