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Avicii "just wanted to be free to make music," says DJ Carl Cox


British DJ Carl Cox has opened up about the tragic death of his fellow musician Avicii.

The exact cause of Avicii’s death has been revealed, according to a report, which claims that the 28-year-old committed suicide by cutting himself with a broken wine bottle.

Avicii’s body, which was found on April 20th in Muscat, Oman, took his life the broken glass after previously suggested his issues with alcohol.

The Swedish DJ, who was behind major hits such as ‘Wake Me Up’, was desperate to make music according to fellow musician Carl Cox.

“He just wanted to be free to make music,” Cox told BBC Radio 1’s Danny Howard.

“The pressure was put on him and he was in trouble mentally. It was very sad to see someone who had so much to offer take his life.

“I was very, very sad because I could see he was not in control of himself,” Cox added.

“We used to hang out backstage but he was a guy on his own, he didn’t have much of an entourage.

“It was just business, business, business all the time. It was too much, even for a young guy. The pressure was put on him.”

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