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Laidback Luke predicted Avicii would die in his twenties

Avicii announced his retirement from live performances in 2016 due to reported alcohol problems and exhaustion.

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The DJ Laidback Luke predicted Avicii would die in his twenties after he saw how “terrible” he looked when he was booked to play Ushuaia in Ibiza.

He told Billboard, “It sounds horrible but it’s the truth, and I can’t take back the overwhelming sense of frustration I felt.”

The star died in Muscat yesterday and The Sun reports that he had suffered from a series of problems with alcohol, including acute pancreatitis, before his death.

In 2016 Laidback Luke expressed his concerns about the lifestyle DJs endure and predicted that Avicii might join the 27 club, which is a group of famous artists who all died at the age of 27.

He said, “The first few years of heavy touring can have a major impact on a person’s life, health and sanity.

“DJs on tour average about four hours of sleep per night, and with drinking, ­after-parties, adulation and everything that comes with it, it’s easy to lose oneself.”

“Unlike pop, rock or rap, they don’t tour in cycles — they’re always on tour, virtually every week, sometimes every day.”

Since the news of Avicii’s tragic passing broke yesterday he has retweeted several people who expressed the views he holds about how poorly the industry treats its young stars and the mental health issues they usually face.

Leo Varadker has led tributes to the late DJ.