David Guetta Says Goodbye To Longtime Production Manager Alan Green
The EDM community mourns the loss of one of its most beloved movers and shakers, as French DJ and megastar David Guetta was forced to say goodbye to his longtime production manager and friend, Alan Green, who tragically passed away over the weekend. Green was only 46 years old when he suddenly passed away in his sleep and yet was one of the most influential figures in all of dance music.
Green spent over 25 years working in the music industry and was known for managing the legendary Liverpool club Cream as well as for working at the music venue Tunnel in Glasgow and events such as Creamfields and The Warehouse Project. He was most known, of course, for his work with Guetta for several years. Guetta was one of the first to pay tribute to his Scottish friend and beloved dance music community member and leader, but he was quickly followed by several others.
“The saddest news yesterday - the unexpected and immediate loss of a very very good man - means I am never wasting another minute. It can all end so quickly, at any time. A new life starts this morning - big changes and big plans begin right now. RIP Alan Green x.” - Jon Carter
It's believed that his sudden death was related to having battled epilepsy for more than 20 years.
Green was always passionate about spreading awareness of epilepsy as he tried to debunk misconceptions and encourage people to understand the different types of epilepsy and causes of seizures as well as how to best handle them.
He once gave a reporter the following advice to all those diagnosed with the condition:
“Be positive, learn about your type of epilepsy and what treatments are available... Don’t let it affect your life choices and aspirations.”
Our condolences go out to his wife Lainie and his nine-year-old son Ewan as well as all family, friends and colleagues.
Rest in peace, Alan Green. Your love and passion for dance music lives on in the incredible impact you have made and through all the people you have touched.
I'm a storyteller at heart, and music makes my world go round.