Rodgers says he considered the Swedish-born DJ his “little brother” and one of the best melody writers he ever worked with. He’s among many stars and fans mourning Avicii, who was found dead in Muscat, Oman, on Friday at age 28.
Rodgers says his last performance with Avicii was three years ago and was a painful experience because the DJ was drunk.
The DJ suffered acute pancreatitis, in part due to excessive drinking.
Rodgers says he called out Avicii about being drunk, and although he still performed he was upset and left because his heart was breaking.
Avicii’s hits include “Wake Me Up!” and “You Make Me.”