Swedish musician DJ, remixer and record producer Avicii was found dead on April 20, 2018 in Oman. He was 28. Publicist Diana Baron said in a statement that the Swedish performer, born Tim Bergling, was found dead in Muscat, Oman.
Earlier, the cause of his death was not known. But now, if latest reports are to be believed, Avicii committed suicide with broken glass that he used to cut himself.
Multiple sources familiar with the circumstances surrounding the famous DJ’s death told the site that he did indeed take his own life something his parents alluded to last week.
“He really struggled with thoughts about Meaning, Life, Happiness,” his family said in an open letter on Thursday (April 26). “He could not go on any longer. He wanted to find peace.”[ecp code=”4″]
TMZ, quoting unnamed sources, said that Avicii inflicted intensive bleeding by cutting himself with glass, possibly from a bottle.
Avicii was an international pop star, performing his well-known electronic dance songs around the world for feverish fans, sometimes hundreds of thousands at the music festivals, where he was the headline act.
In 2016, Bergling’s health deteriorated, and he was diagnosed with acute pancreatitis due to excessive alcohol use. He had shocked his global fan base when he announced his retirement from live touring in an emotional letter he posted on his website.
His most recognized song, “Wake Me Up,” was a multi-platinum success and peaked at No. 4 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. On the dance charts, he had seven Top 10 hits.