Kid Rock 'beyond devastated' by death of assistant

Police said Kid Rock discovered the body of his assistant, Mike Sacha.

Story highlights

  • The 30-year-old's body was found by Kid Rock
  • He is believed to have crashed an ATV on the rocker's property

(CNN)Kid Rock is reeling from the death of his personal assistant, Mike Sacha.

"I am beyond devastated to report that my personal assistant Mike Sacha passed away today in an ATV accident here in Nashville," the rocker wrote in a note posted on his website. "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 Metro Nashville police posted on its official Twitter account that "Michael Sacha, 30, personal assistant to Kid Rock, fatally injured in Nashville ATV crash on Knight Dr. Death classified as accidental."
    According to a police statement, Sacha had driven two people who had attended a cookout at Kid Rock's home down the driveway on the Nashville property to meet with an Uber driver at midnight on Monday. While riding the ATV back toward the home, Sacha appears to have lost control of the vehicle and crashed.
    Kid Rock, whose legal name is Robert Ritchie, began looking for Sacha the next morning and he and a friend discovered Sacha's body on an embankment.
    Kid Rock said he decided to post about Sacha's death after media inquiries into whether the star had been in an accident.
    "I know I speak for us all in sharing my deepest condolences to his family," Kid Rock wrote.