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Born Tim Bergling
(1989-09-08)8 September 1989
Stockholm, Sweden
Died 20 April 2018(2018-04-20) (aged 28)
Muscat, Oman
Cause of death Suicide and acute pancreatitis [1]
Resting place Skogskyrkogården Stockholm, Sweden
Nationality Swedish
Years active 2008–2018
Musical career

Tim Bergling (8 September 1989 – 20 April 2018), known by his stage name Avicii,[a] was a Swedish EDM DJ, remixer, and record producer.[2] Avicii ranked 3rd on DJ Magazine's annual Top 100 DJs in 2012 and 2013 and ranked 6th for 2014.[3] Avicii has been nominated twice for a Grammy Award (once for his work on "Sunshine" with David Guetta in 2012[4] and for his song "Levels" in 2013). Some of his best known songs are "I Could Be the One" (with Nicky Romero), "Wake Me Up!" (with American singer Aloe Blacc), "You Make Me", "Hey Brother", "Addicted to You", and "Collide" (with British singer Leona Lewis).

Death[change | change source]

In 2016, he was diagnosed with acute pancreatitis due to alcoholism. He stopped performing live.[5]

On 20 April 2018, Bergling's publicist, Diana Baron, revealed that Avicii had died in the city of Muscat, Oman. Many artists gave their sympathy to Bergling's fans, family, and friends, such as DJs Calvin Harris, Marshmello, deadmau5, Martin Garrix, and Zedd, and singers Rita Ora, Dua Lipa, and Madonna.[6]

On 26 April 2018, the family of Bergling made inferences that he may have committed suicide as he thought about it before and the meaning of life.[7][8] On 1 May, it was confirmed that the cause of death was a suicide due to self-inflicted injuries. Sources claim he stabbed himself to death. He died of cuts in his hands or chest. [9][1]

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Pronounced ə-VEE-chee

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Avicii's tragic cause of death revealed after devastated family say DJ took his own life". 1 May 2018. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  2. "AVICII: Biography". The DJ List. Retrieved 2014-12-12.
  3. "Top 100 DJs 2014". DJ Mag.com Ltd. ND. Retrieved 2014-12-12. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  4. Avicii. "Grammy Awards 2012". Retrieved 2014-12-12.
  5. Nevins, Jake (20 April 2018). "Avicii: chart-topping EDM star dies aged 28". The Guardian. Guardian News and Media Limited. Retrieved 20 April 2018. In 2016, Avicii retired from live performing due to health reasons, having suffered from acute pancreatitis owing, in part, to excessive drinking. In 2014, his gallbladder and appendix had been removed.
  6. "Avicii's Death Mourned by Calvin Harris, Marshmello, deadmau5 & More". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-04-20.
  7. "Aviciis familj i öppet brev: Han orkade inte längre" (in Swedish). SVT Culture. 26 April 2018. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  8. "Avicii's family reveals 'he could not go on any longer' in new statement". The Independent. 2018-04-26. Retrieved 2018-04-26.
  9. "Avicii's cause of death revealed: Report". 1 May 2018. Retrieved 1 May 2018.