This is so terrible!
Tragedy struck on Monday when Kid Rock found the body of his 30-year-old personal assistant, Michael Sacha, in what appeared to be a late night ATV accident at the country star’s home in Nashville, Tennessee.
Authorities have said that Rock, whose real name is Robert Ritchie, contacted them around 11:30 a.m. after the musician found Sacha on an embankment near the rocker’s driveway. Apparently, the victim was last seen around midnight the previous night when he drove two people down to the street to be picked up.
The Bawitdaba singer told police he didn’t know that his assistant was missing until Monday morning when he went looking for him. The Metro Nashville Police Department took to Twitter to share:
Michael Sacha, 30, personal assistant to Kid Rock, fatally injured in Nashville ATV crash on Knight Dr. Death classified as accidental.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) April 26, 2016
However, there has been no official report on whether or not alcohol was a factor in the death. After the news of the accident broke, Kid took to his website to share his thoughts on his assistant and friend saying:
“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. 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. 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 rumors 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.”
[Image via Judy Eddy/WENN.]