Farmington Hills native, Kid Rock’s assistant, dies in ATV accident

Farmington Hills native Michael J. Sacha, who worked as an assistant to musician Kid Rock, died Monday in Nashville, Tennessee, as a result of an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) accident.

Multiple media reports indicate that the accident happened as Sacha, 30, was driving the ATV on Kid Rock’s property.

Sacha, a Harrison High School alumni, was a 2008 graduate of Eastern Michigan University and had also worked in the real estate industry. In 2013, Eastern’s College of Business magazine published a profile that featured BuyMichNow, a company he founded to help “in-state businesses access the latest marketing tools in order to stay current, effective and profitable.”

In a statement, Kid Rock said he and his band are “devastated” by Sacha’s death and that he plans to bring Sacha back to Michigan. “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.”

Sacha is survived by his parents, Frank and Julie; brothers Phil (Diane) and Craig; girlfriend Brooke Fisher; and grandfather Walt Blankertz; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. on May 1, with a 7 p.m. Rosary, at McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. on May 2, at St. Fabian Catholic Church, 32200 W. 12 Mile Rd. in Farmington Hills. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Eastern Michigan University Baseball Program in his name.