Kid Rock's personal assistant has been killed in an accident at the singer's property in Nashville, Tennessee. The musician discovered the body of 30-year-old Michael Sacha on the side of his driveway early on Monday morning, police told The Tennessean.
The ATV (all-terrain vehicle) accident took place shortly after Michael had driven two guests to the front gate, at around midnight. He crashed while driving back to the main house.
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Kid Rock is 'beyond devastated' by the death of Michael Sacha
Kid Rock, whose real name is Robert Ritchie, and a friend found him on an embankment and called for help.
In a statement on his official website, the 45-year-old singer said he was "beyond devastated" by the death of his friend.
"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. 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."
The musician released a heartfelt statement on his official website
He added: "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 family's privacy in this difficult time. RIP Mike. We will never forget you, my friend."
The Metro Nashville police Department have since confirmed that the death has been ruled accidental, with a message posted on Twitter on Monday night. "Michael Sacha, 30, personal assistant to Kid Rock, fatally injured in Nashville ATV crash on Knight Dr. Death classified as accidental," it read.