Late last year, Guy Sebastian was living and working in LA when he received a phone call.
His friend, Luke Liang, who he’d travelled the world touring and making music with for years, had passed away.
On Sunday night, we saw the 37-year-old singer songwriter beside his wife, stylist and TV presenter Jules Sebastian, for a 60 Minutes interview, struggling to articulate how Liang lost his life to his battle with mental health.
“What can I say?” the father-of-two said of his friend’s death.
You can watch a snippet from Guy Sebastian’s 60 Minutes interview in the video below, post continues after video.
In a video on his YouTube channel, Sebastian spoke of the time he spent playing music with Liang in Australia and internationally. He described his friend, who was a talented session musician, as being “like Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins who could play everything”.
“[His death] was very unexpected. In fact, I’d actually done a gig with Luke, who passed away, just before I left for LA. And I could sense that something wasn’t quite right… It was very hard to process and it still is,” he said.