Eric Prydz to take Lillo’s ashes to Australia
If you’re unfamiliar with the story of James Lillo and Eric Prydz, here’s a recap: In 2016, James Lillo, a dedicated fan, was diagnosed with terminal cancer and wanted to see one final show from his idol, Eric Prydz. Prydz made arrangements to fly James out to Los Angeles for a personal show, framed as a benefit concert for Lillo’s charity of choice, Cancer Research Institute. Unfortunately, James died before the concert in his honour was held. Ultimately, James’ benefit show would sell out two nights in a row and raise $60,000 for Cancer Research Institute.
Eric eventually made the iconic track – aptly titled ‘Lillo‘ in honour of James – and now, the family of the deceased have sent the Swedish maestro a special present, a portion of Lillo’s ashes sprinkled with colours that represent him best from a local artist. Lillo’s parents have requested that Eric takes the gift with him around the world, specially asking that Lillo always dreamed of visiting Australia. Prydz then took to his official Twitter account to confirm that he would honour those wishes, as you can see below:
❤️ Let’s go to Australia buddy.. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/3Pn3af27wA
— Eric Prydz (@ericprydz) November 2, 2019