Kenny Dixon, the longtime drummer for Kane Brown's band, died Saturday (Oct. 12) in a car crash.
Brown's team announced the news on Sunday through a message shared with Atlanta's WSB-TV. While there's no word on the location of the accident, Dixon's obituary confirms that he died at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville.
"It is with profound sadness and disbelief that we confirm we lost our drummer Kenny this weekend in a tragic car accident," read the statement. "Kenny was a member of our family from the very beginning, and our hearts are with his fiancée Sarah, his son and everyone who knew and loved him. He was truly one of the greatest and kindest people on and off stage we've ever known."
Dixon was a Dalton, Georgia native. His tragic car accident came right before his Nov. 30 wedding date with fiancee Sarah Hedrick: the mother of his young son, Levi.
"I'm at a loss of words. I don't even know how to write this or ever thought I would have to. Kenny passed away last night in a car accident," Hedrick wrote on Instagram. "I know I have to be strong for Levi and God is gonna pull us through this. We have a forever guardian angel watching above us now. Please keep Levi, my family, and Kenny's family in your prayers."
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Brown also took to social media to celebrate a constant presence throughout his band's rise to country music stardom.
"Love you so much dude!!! You started all of this with me from the start in 2015 when no body else believed we would make it out of Chattanooga playing for 500 people and your last show was in a Fn Stadium my guy," Brown says in an Instagram post. "I know u will be watching over us with that red neck [sic] accent that we all love and you will never be replaced bro!!! I promise u that!!"