Avicii Dead At 28

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Tim Bergling, a Swedish music producer and DJ, more better known for his stage name Avicii, has died of apparent suicide.

On April 20th, Avicii was reported dead near Muscat, Oman, at the age of 28.

Avicii suffered from numerous health problems, including acute pancreatitis, in part due to excessive drinking. In 2014, he got a surgery to remove his gallbladder and appendix. These problems eventually led him to retire from touring in 2016, though he continued making music. He had struggled with alcohol problems for years, his friends worried that these issues might eventually kill him.

Avicii began his career when he was 16, posting his remixes online and leading his sign his first record label deal. His debut studio album, True (2013), featured electronic music blended with elements of several music genres and received generally positive reviews from music critics. It peaked within the top ten in more than fifteen and topped the Australian, Swedish, Danish, and reached number four in the United States. Bergling was nominated for Grammy Awards for his work on Sunshine with David Guetta in 2012 and his track Levels in 2013.

In 2016, Coca-Cola partnered with Bergling for a global campaign anthem “Taste the Feeling”. That year, according to a report from Inc. magazine, Avicii was the 6th fastest growing company in Europe, with a revenue of $7.7 million in 2014.

Avicii’s body was found in Muscat, Oman, where he was for a vacation. A subsequent autopsy confirmed that there was “no criminal suspicion” in his death.

“He really struggled with thoughts about meaning, life, and happiness,” his family said in a new statement. “He wanted to find peace.”

“Our beloved Tim was a seeker, a fragile artistic soul searching for answers to existential questions,” Bergling’s family said about their son. “An overachieving perfectionist who traveled and worked hard at a pace that led to extreme stress.”

Avicii stopped touring in 2016, at the height of his popularity, and his family said that the decision was prompted by a desire “to find a balance in life, to be happy and be able to do what he loved most – music.”

Avicii’s death has opened many people’s eyes. He has showed us that being famous is not just what we see, touring, singing on stage, and having all of that attention is not what we think it’s like because for Avicii, it was too much.

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3 Responses to “Avicii Dead At 28”

  1. Carla on May 12th, 2018 3:07 pm

    Excellent article, very eloquently explains that fame and popularity doesn’t mean happiness. Avicii was an incredible artist, his presence will be missed but his music will live forever.

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  2. doyoulikecats on May 18th, 2018 9:25 pm

    That guy had pretty high cheekbones.

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  3. Sophie on May 23rd, 2018 1:12 pm

    I liked his music

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