Afternoon Voice

Avicii’s death forced me to make some changes in my life, says David Guetta

Celebrated DJ David Guetta says he vowed to change his life following Avicii’s suicide.

The 50-year-old DJ said everyone in the EDM world was ”incredibly shocked” when the 28-year-old star passed away in an apparent suicide in April and it has made him realise he needs to ”reorganise” his own career and personal life.

”We were all incredibly shocked by what happened. It’s forced me to make some hard decisions, to change my life. I could see it coming in myself, this depression. And I’m a happy person, I’m really not a depressive type. But I realised I needed to reorganise my life to stay like this.

”I remember Avicii telling me how many shows he was doing a year and thinking, ‘This is horrible. It’s torture.’ But it’s hard to say no. You want to do what’s right for your career. But if you keep saying yes, one day you’ll fall,” Guetta told the Times Culture magazine.

Avicii died in Oman on April 21 at the age of 28.