On Friday, April 20th, fans were devastated after the sudden death of 28-year-old Tim Bergling, best-known under his stage name “Avicii.” The DJ and record producer was famously recognized for his hit songs “Wake me up,” “Hey Brother,” and “Levels,” in which he won and was nominated for several awards.
The world-famous musician, who announced his retirement in 2016, was sadly found dead in Muscat, Oman. As of Tuesday morning, the cause of death is still unknown; however, the public was aware that he was battling acute pancreatitis as a result of excessive drinking. He also struggled with anxiety.
New details regarding his death were released over the weekend. It has been confirmed that “there is no criminal suspicion” involved and his body has been returned home for memorial arrangements.
Following his unexpected death, Avicii’s ex-girlfriend — Emily Goldberg — released a heartbreaking tribute via Instagram accompanied by several photos of the two when they were a couple. She also shared a screenshot of one of their previous text conversations.
“‘Come on babe, don’t give up on us. Choose me, and I’ll show you love.’ Those are lyrics from a song Tim wrote for me. I wish I could have lived up to them. For the two years we were together, he was my closest confidante, and my best friend,” Goldberg said.
“Now I can’t look at Bear without knowing I’ll never see his face again. I’m still collecting my thoughts and thank you for all your kind words and texts,” she added. “Wake me up when it’s all over, because I don’t want it to be real.”
Avicii’s family also released a tear-jerking statement following his death. Read the details here.
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