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    This letter is everywhere in the Swedish news today, I feel so sorry about his parents, going through such a tough time and having to do it in the spotlight
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    Avicii 'died after cutting himself and bleeding to death', it is reported - days after his family alluded to suicide in open letter


    • Avicii took his own life and died due to massive blood loss, TMZ claims
    • His family penned a letter saying the DJ 'couldn't go on and wanted peace'
    • Tim 'Avicii' Bergling found dead in Muscat, Oman, aged 28, on April 20
    • Swedish DJ retired from touring in 2016 after mental and physical health issues

    By SARA MALM FOR MAILONLINE
    PUBLISHED: 09:42, 1 May 2018 | UPDATED: 12:58, 1 May 2018s


    Swedish DJ Avicii died due to massive blood loss from a self-inflicted wound, a report claims.
    The report with details of the DJ's death comes from entertainment website TMZ, quoting 'sources privy to specific information about Avicii's death'.
    Avicii, whose real name was Tim Bergling, was found dead in the city of Muscat, Oman, on April 20.
    Last week, his family penned an open letter saying the 28-year-old 'could not go on any longer and wanted peace'.

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    Tragedy: The family of the Swedish DJ, whose real name was Tim Bergling, said the 28-year-old 'could not go on any longer and wanted peace'

    The letter, signed 'The Family', described Avicii as a 'fragile artistic soul and a sensitive guy not made for the machinery he ended up in'.


    It says he 'truly battled thoughts about the Meaning, Life, Happiness. Now, he could not go on any more. He wanted peace.'
    Speaking to MailOnline at the time of the letter's publication, a spokeswoman for the artist declined to confirm whether he had taken his own life.
    AVICII'S FAMILY'S OPEN LETTER

    Read the family's open letter, published on Thursday, in full;
    'Our beloved Tim was a seeker, a fragile artistic soul who always carried great existential questions.
    'An overperforming perfectionist who travelled and worked hard at a tempo which led to extremely difficult stress.
    'When he stopped touring, he wanted to find a balance in life to feel good and be able to do what he loved the most - music.'
    'He truly battled thoughts about the Meaning, Life, Happiness.
    'Now, he could not go on any more. He wanted peace.
    'Tim was not made for the machinery he ended up in, he was a sensitive guy who loved his fans, but shunned the spotlight,' the statement read.
    'Tim, you will forever be loved and missed. Who you were and your music will carry on the memory of you.
    'We love you, the family'.

    In the days following his death, it was revealed that Avicii had been in a committed relationship with Czech-American model Tereza KačerovŠ, and was a doting step-father to her young son at the time of his death.
    Ms KačerovŠ posted a heartbreaking open letter on her Instagram, in which she revealed that the pair had been planning on having children of their own, along with a series of photographs of them together.
    She writes: 'Every time I think about something we won't finish I feel physical pain in my heart.
    'We never finished the Harry Potter marathon - we had the last one left - you never witnessed me having a meltdown when Snape dies.
    'I never finished persuading you that our daughter's name MUST be Serafina.
    'You never finished your tattoo sleeve in which the inner forearm would have a face coincidentally resembling mine.'
    She continues: 'I was always very set on keeping our relationship private because I wanted it to be OURS and ours only and wanted no part in that madness.
    'But I thought, if I'm going to share this with the world, it will be when I'm pregnant with our child. Ohhh how that plan went awry.'

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    Family: Avicii's girlfriend, model Tereza KačerovŠ revealed in a letter posted on Instagram that they were in a serious relationship and that Avicii was a doting step-father to her son Lucas


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    Adventures: The couple are seen in a lift, with Avicii holding Lucas and smiling for the camera


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    Struggles: In Avicii: True Stories, the DJ himself can be heard saying he is 'going to die' if he does not stop performing, and that he has told his management this 'so many times'

    Despite a meteoric rise to success following the release of hit-single Le7els in 2011, Avicii announced in 2016 that he would not longer perform live, following years health problems caused by stress and alcohol abuse, as well as severe anxiety.
    A recent documentary, Avicii: True Stories shed light on the extreme pressure he was under, performing 320 shows in a single year.
    In the documentary, Avicii, a self-confessed introvert, speaks frequently about using alcohol as a crutch to be able to perform, drinking every day during his hectic tour, and to help him with his crippling anxiety and stress.
    At the age of 21 he was diagnosed with acute pancreatitis - a potentially life-threatening inflammation of the pancreas - due in part to excessive drinking.
    In 2014, Bergling was again hospitalised and forced to have his gallbladder and appendix removed.
    Avicii made a fortune during his short career, cashing in $28million in 2014 alone, earning $250,000 a night when playing out sold-out shows, according to GQ.
    Avicii himself was less bothered about his millions, saying in 2013 that he 'noticed straight away when I started making money, that I don't need that much money'.

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    Proud parents: Avicii's parents, Anki Liden and Klas Bergling are seen watching him perform in Stockholm, Sweden during one of his final live shows


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    Family: Avicii is pictured as a child with his mother, who is an actress, at film premieres


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    Heartbreaking: This is one of the last pictures taken of the young musician, days before he was found dead in Muscat, Oman, last week

    In 2012 he donated the entire income of his U.S. tour - more than one million dollars - to hunger relief charity Feeding America, and in 2013 he gave one million euros to Swedish aid organisation Radiohjšlpen.
    Bergling grew up in affluent Ostermalm in the Swedish capital Stockholm, and began producing music in high school.
    He made a name for himself on the EDM (Electronic Dance Music) scene, before his breakthrough hit Le7els in 2011.
    He would later become known for hits like Wake Me Up!, You Make Me, and recently Lonely Together, a collaboration with Rita Ora.
    He won two MTV Music Awards, one Billboard Music Award and earned two Grammy nominations.
    Just three days before his death, in his final post on Twitter, Bergling thanked the Billboard Music Award's jury for his nomination int the Top Dance/Electronic Album category for his EP Avīci (01).
    He died on April 20 in Muscat, Oman, where he is reported to have been holidaying with friends.
    An official cause of death has not been made public.


    Avicii 'died after cutting himself and bleeding to death', report says | Daily Mail Online
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    Quote Originally Posted by rollo View Post
    Avicii 'died after cutting himself and bleeding to death', it is reported - days after his family alluded to suicide in open letter


    • Avicii took his own life and died due to massive blood loss, TMZ claims
    • His family penned a letter saying the DJ 'couldn't go on and wanted peace'
    • Tim 'Avicii' Bergling found dead in Muscat, Oman, aged 28, on April 20
    • Swedish DJ retired from touring in 2016 after mental and physical health issues

    By SARA MALM FOR MAILONLINE
    PUBLISHED: 09:42, 1 May 2018 | UPDATED: 12:58, 1 May 2018s


    Swedish DJ Avicii died due to massive blood loss from a self-inflicted wound, a report claims.
    The report with details of the DJ's death comes from entertainment website TMZ, quoting 'sources privy to specific information about Avicii's death'.
    Avicii, whose real name was Tim Bergling, was found dead in the city of Muscat, Oman, on April 20.
    Last week, his family penned an open letter saying the 28-year-old 'could not go on any longer and wanted peace'.

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    Tragedy: The family of the Swedish DJ, whose real name was Tim Bergling, said the 28-year-old 'could not go on any longer and wanted peace'

    The letter, signed 'The Family', described Avicii as a 'fragile artistic soul and a sensitive guy not made for the machinery he ended up in'.


    It says he 'truly battled thoughts about the Meaning, Life, Happiness. Now, he could not go on any more. He wanted peace.'
    Speaking to MailOnline at the time of the letter's publication, a spokeswoman for the artist declined to confirm whether he had taken his own life.
    AVICII'S FAMILY'S OPEN LETTER

    Read the family's open letter, published on Thursday, in full;
    'Our beloved Tim was a seeker, a fragile artistic soul who always carried great existential questions.
    'An overperforming perfectionist who travelled and worked hard at a tempo which led to extremely difficult stress.
    'When he stopped touring, he wanted to find a balance in life to feel good and be able to do what he loved the most - music.'
    'He truly battled thoughts about the Meaning, Life, Happiness.
    'Now, he could not go on any more. He wanted peace.
    'Tim was not made for the machinery he ended up in, he was a sensitive guy who loved his fans, but shunned the spotlight,' the statement read.
    'Tim, you will forever be loved and missed. Who you were and your music will carry on the memory of you.
    'We love you, the family'.

    In the days following his death, it was revealed that Avicii had been in a committed relationship with Czech-American model Tereza KačerovŠ, and was a doting step-father to her young son at the time of his death.
    Ms KačerovŠ posted a heartbreaking open letter on her Instagram, in which she revealed that the pair had been planning on having children of their own, along with a series of photographs of them together.
    She writes: 'Every time I think about something we won't finish I feel physical pain in my heart.
    'We never finished the Harry Potter marathon - we had the last one left - you never witnessed me having a meltdown when Snape dies.
    'I never finished persuading you that our daughter's name MUST be Serafina.
    'You never finished your tattoo sleeve in which the inner forearm would have a face coincidentally resembling mine.'
    She continues: 'I was always very set on keeping our relationship private because I wanted it to be OURS and ours only and wanted no part in that madness.
    'But I thought, if I'm going to share this with the world, it will be when I'm pregnant with our child. Ohhh how that plan went awry.'

    +8

    Family: Avicii's girlfriend, model Tereza KačerovŠ revealed in a letter posted on Instagram that they were in a serious relationship and that Avicii was a doting step-father to her son Lucas


    +


    Adventures: The couple are seen in a lift, with Avicii holding Lucas and smiling for the camera


    +


    Struggles: In Avicii: True Stories, the DJ himself can be heard saying he is 'going to die' if he does not stop performing, and that he has told his management this 'so many times'

    Despite a meteoric rise to success following the release of hit-single Le7els in 2011, Avicii announced in 2016 that he would not longer perform live, following years health problems caused by stress and alcohol abuse, as well as severe anxiety.
    A recent documentary, Avicii: True Stories shed light on the extreme pressure he was under, performing 320 shows in a single year.
    In the documentary, Avicii, a self-confessed introvert, speaks frequently about using alcohol as a crutch to be able to perform, drinking every day during his hectic tour, and to help him with his crippling anxiety and stress.
    At the age of 21 he was diagnosed with acute pancreatitis - a potentially life-threatening inflammation of the pancreas - due in part to excessive drinking.
    In 2014, Bergling was again hospitalised and forced to have his gallbladder and appendix removed.
    Avicii made a fortune during his short career, cashing in $28million in 2014 alone, earning $250,000 a night when playing out sold-out shows, according to GQ.
    Avicii himself was less bothered about his millions, saying in 2013 that he 'noticed straight away when I started making money, that I don't need that much money'.

    +8

    Proud parents: Avicii's parents, Anki Liden and Klas Bergling are seen watching him perform in Stockholm, Sweden during one of his final live shows


    +



    +


    Family: Avicii is pictured as a child with his mother, who is an actress, at film premieres


    +

    Heartbreaking: This is one of the last pictures taken of the young musician, days before he was found dead in Muscat, Oman, last week

    In 2012 he donated the entire income of his U.S. tour - more than one million dollars - to hunger relief charity Feeding America, and in 2013 he gave one million euros to Swedish aid organisation Radiohjšlpen.
    Bergling grew up in affluent Ostermalm in the Swedish capital Stockholm, and began producing music in high school.
    He made a name for himself on the EDM (Electronic Dance Music) scene, before his breakthrough hit Le7els in 2011.
    He would later become known for hits like Wake Me Up!, You Make Me, and recently Lonely Together, a collaboration with Rita Ora.
    He won two MTV Music Awards, one Billboard Music Award and earned two Grammy nominations.
    Just three days before his death, in his final post on Twitter, Bergling thanked the Billboard Music Award's jury for his nomination int the Top Dance/Electronic Album category for his EP Avīci (01).
    He died on April 20 in Muscat, Oman, where he is reported to have been holidaying with friends.
    An official cause of death has not been made public.


    Avicii 'died after cutting himself and bleeding to death', report says | Daily Mail Online
    This just breaks my heart for him. Such a lovely soul he was. To think he was all alone at the end......This is very similar to how I lost my best friend 2 years ago.
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    So, so sad. To think of the mental/emotional pain he must've been feeling, in order to have done this, is just devastating. He had it all--a loving family, money, youth, success--except inner peace. Addiction is just so horrible. Seeing these photos with his family who loved him, just makes this all the more sad & tragic.
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    I've never heard of him. I am wondering if anyone believes the BI that is floating around about his relative being run out of the country before they could investigate what really happened?

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    Maybe it doesn't translate well but the g/f's post sounds very self-centered to me.
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    happy8- do you remember where you saw that or where i can read more? so the relative that went there to check on things was run out before they were willing to investigate? odd

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    It's so sad reading about his death I enjoyed listening to his music and he seemed like a nice quiet guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by happy8 View Post
    I've never heard of him. I am wondering if anyone believes the BI that is floating around about his relative being run out of the country before they could investigate what really happened?
    I think the BI about this and his death are BS. They all try and pretend they know more than they do when someone died now.

    Very sad that he killed himself, and in such a brutal way.

    *edit* This is from People website:

    Avicii‘s loved ones feared the worst leading up to his*sudden death.

    “Avicii’s family spoke to him on the phone earlier that week and got very worried about his mental state,” a source tells PEOPLE. “His brother flew to Oman to bring him home and arrived only a couple of hours too late.”

    The Swedish*deejay and producer, born*Tim Bergling,*was found dead*in Muscat, Oman, on April 20. He was 28.

    TMZ*reported on Tuesday that Avicii*died by a self-inflicted wound using a shard of glass. His family previously released*a statement on Thursday implying the star died from suicide.

    A rep for Avicii as well as the Royal Oman Police did not immediately return PEOPLE’s request for comment.

    Avicii


    In a letter obtained by PEOPLE*(which was translated from Swedish), the musician’s family calls him “a seeker, a fragile artistic soul searching for answers to existential questions” and “an over-achieving perfectionist who traveled and worked hard at a pace that led to extreme stress.”

    “When he stopped touring, he wanted to find a balance in life to be happy and be able to do what he loved most — music. He really struggled with thoughts about Meaning, Life, Happiness. He could not go on any longer. He wanted to find peace,” continued the statement. “Tim was not made for the business machine he found himself in; he was a sensitive guy who loved his fans but shunned the spotlight. Tim, you will forever be loved and sadly missed. The person you were and your music will keep your memory alive. We love you, Your family.”

    Want to keep up with the latest from PEOPLE?*Sign up for our daily newsletter*to get our best stories of the day delivered straight to your inbox.

    On April 22, the Royal Oman Police*told CNN they had ruled out any suspicion of foul play. “Two postmortems were carried out … and we can confirm that there is no criminal suspicion in the death,” authorities told the outlet.

    http://people.com/music/avicii-worri...after-suicide/
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    very sad.
    it's weird, but looking at those recent pictures, he actually looked happier than in the older ones. his eyes always look sad and empty, though.
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    Ugh, on another board people are slamming him with the whole "Oh, you had all the money in the world and could have just retired." Sorry, money means jack shit when you're suffering from a mental illness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bootspaige View Post
    happy8- do you remember where you saw that or where i can read more? so the relative that went there to check on things was run out before they were willing to investigate? odd
    I read on AGC but it looks like its from EL.


    ENTERTAINMENT LAWYER 04/29 **#2**
    Apparently this very close relative of a deceased foreign born A list celebrity went to do some investigating. Within 24 hours of arriving, he was brought into a police station and told to leave the country or he would be charged with drug possession. When he asked what drugs, he was told the drugs that will be "found" in your hotel room. Avicii (Oman)
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    Quote Originally Posted by happy8 View Post
    I read on AGC but it looks like its from EL.


    ENTERTAINMENT LAWYER 04/29 **#2**
    Apparently this very close relative of a deceased foreign born A list celebrity went to do some investigating. Within 24 hours of arriving, he was brought into a police station and told to leave the country or he would be charged with drug possession. When he asked what drugs, he was told the drugs that will be "found" in your hotel room. Avicii (Oman)
    Wow, thanks! maybe they just didn't want anyone interfering with things. hmmmnnnn

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    Netflix FINALLY released his documentary yesterday—it’s called Stories. It’s brilliant so far. I am watching 2nd half tomorrow. He was such a sweet soul and the movie really shows this. His anxiety was crippling him it was difficult to see the anguish but I think it’s important. It really reiterates no matter how rich and famous you are anyone can be susceptible to anxiety disorders.
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