Laidback Luke was one of the very first contacts Avicii made in the music industry. As the late producer’s career was just budding, he’d send in demos through Luke’s forum for critique. With each track, he kept getting better and better — exponentially better. And soon, he was a star.

Sometimes the brightest stars burn the quickest. Now, Laidback Luke is commemorating the legend in his latest blog — A Tribute To Avicii. In the video below, details of his life and career are discussed, as well as the pressures of the industry and how to deal with stress properly.

The biggest takeaway from this tribute: Speak up. Don’t be afraid to tell someone if you have anxieties or stresses, whether you’re in the industry or not. These are not weaknesses. Take care of yourself and those around you.

More than ever, Luke believes it’s important to share Avicii’s story with anyone and everyone. As long as his music stays in our hearts, he’ll live forever.

Let’s make sure we all remember and honour Avicii. The best way to do that is to keep his legacy alive. Listen to his music, watch his videos, watch the documentary and tell your friends, tell your parents, tell your kids about this amazing guy Tim, aka Avicii that had such an amazing influence and was such a lovely sweet hardworking kid but also tell everyone about his mistakes so we can all do better…

Watch below as Laidback Luke remembers a true friend — a legend.

Laidback Luke Vlog: A Tribute To Avicii