Kid Rock has expressed his "devastation" at the sudden death of his personal assistant Michael Sacha. Sacha, 30, died at the US singer's home in Nashville on 25 April 2016 following a quad bike accident, The Tennessean reported.
In a news release, authorities stated that Sacha had been transporting guests to and from a barbecue taking place at Rock's apartment. The assistant is said to have finished dropping two guests off at their Uber taxi around midnight before returning to Rock's home and losing control of the quad bike.
Expressing his condolences at the loss of his employee, Rock, real name Robert Ritchie, said in a statement published on his website: "I am beyond devastated to report that my personal assistant Mike Sacha passed away today in an ATV accident here in Nashville. 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."
The musician, 45, 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."
Ritchie and a friend are believed to have discovered Sacha's body on an embankment in the early hours of Monday morning. The Nashville Fire Department have confirmed they responded to a call about a man lying face down on the side of a driveway on Knight Drive. Sacha had reportedly passed away by the time they arrived at the scene.
In addition to dispelling rumours that he had died in the accident, Rock stated he will be remaining in Nashville until Sacha's body is released to his family. The rocker said: "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. We've already been contacted by the press asking if it was me who was in the accident, so I want to stop any rumours 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."