A beautiful story about Eric Prydz and one of his most devoted fans is now coming full circle.
Years ago, James Lillo— one of Prydz’s most dedicated supporters — shared on Reddit that he had tickets to EPIC 5.0, but feared terminal cancer would prevent him from seeing his favorite DJ/producer one last time. After hearing his story, Prydz planned on flying him out for a semi-private concert event in LA. However, Lillo passed away before it could ever happen.
With the family’s blessing, Prydz went on to throw two charity shows to celebrate the life of James Lillo. All ticket sales went toward Lillo’s chosen charity, the Cancer Research Institute (CRI) and an absolutely beautiful track was released in his honor. Now, after James had affected the Swedish musician so deeply, the story is coming to an end in the most fitting way – with one final journey.
In a package recently mailed to the DJ from Lillo’s parents, a note read: “We would be delighted if you held onto James or found a place for him to rest. He loved to travel the world… so wherever you feel is best is perfect. P.S. he’s always dreamt of going to Australia.” Accompanying the letter was a glass sculpture infused with James’ ashes which can be seen below. Prydz replied with a simple message: “Let’s go to Australia buddy..”
See the generous offering and Eric’s response here.