Jason Aldean’s friend and security guard Ryan Fleming has died, the singer-songwriter informed fans on Instagram yesterday.
In a heartfelt tribute for his close friend, known as “Rhino,” Jason explained that Ryan was the one who pulled him off stage during the 2017 Route 91 shooting in Las Vegas.
Jason told fans: “He was the person who pulled me offstage during the Route 91 shooting and put his life in danger to take care of me and my crew. “
Who was Ryan Fleming?
Following the news of his death, Jason took to Instagram to memorialise his friend and shared with his fans the story of their relationship.
Ryan and Jason grew up together in Georgia and Ryan went on to work as a bouncer in their favourite bar in Macon when he was eighteen years-old. As he got older, he went to work for the Sheriff’s department.
Jason explained that when it became time for him to hire a security guard, he chose Ryan because “there was no question” that he would “always” look out for the singer and his family.
Speaking about Ryan, Jason said: “He came out and traveled the world with us and for years if u saw me, Rhino wasn’t too far away. “
Jason Aldean mourns security guard and friend, Ryan Fleming
Jason shared the news of Ryan’s death on Instagram, and wrote a heartfelt message to his friend and security guard.
Jason wrote: “He was the person who pulled me offstage during the Route 91 shooting and put his life in danger to take care of me and my crew. He was a good man and an even better friend.”
He continued on to say: “We will all miss you brother and thank you for having my back all these years. We love ya Rhino.”