Kane Brown Mourns Death of Friend and Drummer Kenny Dixon, Who Died in a Car Accident

Sue Byamba
By Sue Byamba
October 14, 2019Entertainmentshare
Kane Brown Mourns Death of Friend and Drummer Kenny Dixon, Who Died in a Car Accident
Kane Brown speaks onstage at the 2019 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee, on June 05, 2019. (Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT)

Country music star Kane Brown’s friend and longtime drummer, Kenny Dixon was killed on Saturday in a car accident. Dixon was 27 years old, soon to be married.

The band confirmed the news to Fox News Monday, stating that Dixon was killed in a car accident, but the details are still unclear.

“It is with profound sadness and disbelief that we confirm we lost our drummer Kenny this weekend in a tragic car accident,” the statement reads.

“Kenny was a member of our family from the very beginning and our hearts are with his (fiancée) Sarah, his son, and everyone who knew and loved him.

He was truly one of the greatest and kindest people on and off stage we’ve ever known,” the statement concluded.

A rep for Kane Brown told PEOPLE that further details and arrangements are being organized and will be updated as soon as they have them.

Shortly after the tragic news, Brown himself paid tribute to his friend and bandmate in an emotional Instagram post, sharing a black-and-white picture of them during a concert performance.

“Love you so much, dude!!! You started all of this with me from the start in 2015 when nobody else believed we would make it out of Chattanooga playing for 500 people,” Brown captioned the photo.

“I know u will be watching over us with that red neck accent that we all love and you will never be replaced bro!!! I promise u that!!” Brown added.

Dixon was set to marry his fiancée Sarah Hendrick on November 30, whom he shared a 3-year-old son with. She took to Instagram to mourn her loss.

“I’m at a loss of words. I don’t even know how to write this or ever thought I would have to. Kenny passed away last night in a car accident,” she captioned a slideshow of images depicting their son, Levi.

“I know I have to be strong for Levi and God is gonna pull us through this. We have a forever guardian angel watching above us now. Please keep Levi, my family, and Kenny’s family in your prayers.”

Members of Dixon’s band “family” have started a GO FundMe for his wife and son, Sarah Hendrick and Levi.

Brown and his band are scheduled to play a sold-out show at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Friday, Oct. 18.

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