Singer Luke Combs pays for funerals of 3 who died after show

  • FILE - In this May 13, 2021, file photo, Luke Combs performs at the CMT Music Awards in Nashville, Tenn. Combs is paying the funeral expenses of three young men who saw him perform at a Michigan event before they died from accidental carbon monoxide poisoning at a nearby campground, relatives said.

    FILE - In this May 13, 2021, file photo, Luke Combs performs at the CMT Music Awards in Nashville, Tenn. Combs is paying the funeral expenses of three young men who saw him perform at a Michigan event before they died from accidental carbon monoxide poisoning at a nearby campground, relatives said. Associated Press

 
 
Updated 7/23/2021 12:03 PM

BROOKLYN, Mich. -- Country singer Luke Combs is paying the funeral expenses of three young men who saw him perform at a Michigan music festival before they died from accidental carbon monoxide poisoning at a nearby campground, relatives said.

"For him to reach out and do that, I don't even have the words. I wish I could just give him a hug," said Meeka Sova, the mother of Kole Sova.

 

Sova, 19, William "Richie" Mays Jr., 20, and Dawson Brown, 20, were found dead in a travel trailer on July 17. Police said the friends were exposed to emissions from a portable generator that was too close to their camper. Two more young men remain in a hospital.

Mays' mother, Amy Satterthwaite, recalled how she held her son's hand the previous night during Combs' appearance at the Faster Horses Festival, a weekend show at Michigan International Speedway.

"That was the last time we were with our boys," Satterthwaite said.

Amy Satterthwaite, the mother of Richie Mays Jr., gets a hug as family and friends gather to remember Kole Sova, Dawson Brown and Mays at the home of Jerry and Meeka Sova near Jackson, Mich., Sunday, July 18, 2021. The three young men, all recent Michigan Center High School graduates, were found dead likely from carbon monoxide exposure in a camper on July 17 at the Faster Horses Festival at Michigan International Speedway. (J. Scott Park/MLive.com/Jackson Citizen Patriot via AP)
Amy Satterthwaite, the mother of Richie Mays Jr., gets a hug as family and friends gather to remember Kole Sova, Dawson Brown and Mays at the home of Jerry and Meeka Sova near Jackson, Mich., Sunday, July 18, 2021. The three young men, all recent Michigan Center High School graduates, were found dead likely from carbon monoxide exposure in a camper on July 17 at the Faster Horses Festival at Michigan International Speedway. (J. Scott Park/MLive.com/Jackson Citizen Patriot via AP) - Associated Press

Combs had no comment about the donation, spokeswoman Asha Goodman told MLive.com.

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