Kid Rock 'Beyond Devastated' After Personal Assistant Found Dead at His Nashville Property
04/26/2016 AT 12:35 AM EDT
The Tennessean reports that Michael Sacha, 30, died following an apparent ATV accident, while he was driving guests to a cookout on the rapper's sprawling estate on Sunday.
Police informed the publication that Sacha lost control of the vehicle, crashing on his way back to the home after dropping guests off to catch an Uber.
In a statement on his official website, Rock said he is "beyond devastated," adding: "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."
Rock, 45, whose real name is Robert Ritchie, is said to have called for help Monday morning after finding the body.
Rock added in his statement that he was planned to go back to Michigan but is now staying in Tennessee so he can "bring him home to his family."
The "Cowboy" singer also said: "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."