The bassist and co-lead singer of KISS, Gene Simmons has commemorated a Detroit firefighter veteran Sgt. Sivad Johnson and called him a hero for what he did before his heartbreaking death.

On Twitter, the legendary musician Simmons has shared the sad news about a brave firefighter veteran. It was reported by NBC News that Sgt. Sivad Johnson, from the Detroit fire department, was found dead on Saturday after he dived into a river to save three young girls from drowning.

Johnson, who passed away at the age of 48, had been with the fire department for more than two decades and was a second-generation firefighter, like his father. In 2017, he was awarded the Detroit Fire Department Medal of Valor. It was stated that Johnson was off duty at the time when he saved the girls.

Posting the news, Gene Simmons has conveyed his condolences and prayers to the Johnson Family. He said that heroes are what we need and Sgt. Johnson was the epitome of that word. Simmons honored the extremely brave firefighter who performed heroic actions throughout his whole life.

Here is what was said in the tweet of NBC News, which Simmons retweeted:

“A veteran firefighter in Detroit was found dead on Saturday after he dived into a river to save three young girls from drowning, authorities say.”

Gene Simmons reposted the news and said:

“Our condolences and prayers go out to the Johnson Family. Heroes are what we need and Sgt. Johnson was the epitome of that word. We Honor His Memory!”

You can see the tweets below.