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Who was Avicii?

Tim Bergling (8 September 1989 – 20 April 2018), known professionally as Avicii, was a Swedish musician, DJ, remixer, and record producer.

Avicii’s diary reveals heartbreaking struggle days before suicide aged 28

Avicii’s diary reveals heartbreaking struggle days before suicide aged 28
Avicii’s diary reveals heartbreaking struggle days before suicide aged 28

An excerpt of Avicii’s diaries has revealed the famed producer’s struggles with addiction and mental health before his 2018 suicide aged 28.

The DJ, real name Tim Bergling, took his own life during a holiday in Oman three years ago, after he suffered with alcohol and drug addiction following his ascent to fame.

Now, his diaries have been reproduced in Måns Mosesson’s upcoming book, Tim – The Official Biography of Avicii, due for release next month, and they share a heartbreaking insight into the star producer’s health issues, including being rushed to hospital in January 2012 after developing pancreatitis caused by excessive drinking and acne medication.

In putting together the book, Mosesson spoke to Bergling’s parents, Anki and Klas, as well as other family, friends, former girlfriends, peers and industry colleagues of the star to piece together his life story.

In it, it details how Avicii was warned that another drink would kill him and he turned to his diaries to share his feelings, including his relief at ending up in hospital.

He wrote, according to The Daily Beast: ‘I had a hard time accepting never drinking again though strongly suggested from all doctors to wait at least a year before even having a beer…

‘Of course, I didn’t listen to the majority of the doctors, I listened to the couple who said it was ok if I was careful. I was ignorant and naive and touring the world, still on the never-ending tour – because once you’ve circled it once, guess what? You start right back over again.

‘Those days in hospital were the most anxiety and stress-free days I can remember the past 6 years, those were my true vacations, as depressing as it might sound…

‘The relief of going from extreme pain to none, knowing that no one is expecting anything other than for you to wait it out (which is the only way of treating pancreatitis) and then recover was huge. It was an extreme relief considering the insane schedule I had kept up until that point.’

He also shared his experiences at rehab in 2015 and implored his future self to deal with his pain, writing: ‘It needed to be explained to me very logically and caveman-esque for me to truly understand its nature and
how it was harming me. Ouch, pain. Why me pain now? Uncomfortable feeling…

‘Future Tim deal with pain. Future Tim deal with pain better thanpresent Tim because already there’s too many present pains more urgent to deal with.’

The book explains how Bergling took up meditation to combat his demons and quickly became obsessed with it, with messages sent to his father from concerned friends the day before his death claiming the producer ‘wasn’t speaking and was often crying’.

He wrote in his journal: ‘It feels like I am in a new default mode of being which is very new and a little bit scary. It felt like the fears the last couple of days caused havoc in me, but I remember the tip to focus on my breathing.’

Following Bergling’s death his parents created the Tim Bergling foundation, which focuses on supporting people and organisations in the field of mental illness and suicide prevention, while Sweden’s Ericsson Globe was officially renamed Avicii Arena in tribute to the producer.

Avicii Biography, Wiki

At 16, Bergling began posting his remixes on electronic music forums, which led to his first record deal. He rose to prominence in 2011 with his single “Levels”. His debut studio album, True (2013), blended electronic music with elements of multiple genres and received generally positive reviews.

It peaked in the top ten in more than fifteen countries and topped international dance charts; the lead single, “Wake Me Up”, topped most music markets in Europe and reached number four in the United States.

In 2015, Bergling released his second studio album, Stories, and in 2017 he released an EP, Avīci (01). His catalog also included the singles “I Could Be the One” with Nicky Romero, “You Make Me”, “X You”, “Hey Brother”, “Addicted to You”, “The Days”, “The Nights”, “Waiting for Love”, “Without You” and “Lonely Together”. Bergling was nominated for a Grammy Award for his work on “Sunshine” with David Guetta in 2012 and “Levels” in 2013. Several music publications credit Bergling as among the DJs who ushered electronic music into Top 40 radio in the early 2010s.

Bergling retired from touring in 2016 due to health problems, having suffered stress and poor mental health for several years. On 20 April 2018, Avicii was found dead in Muscat, Oman.

On 1 May, it was reported that the cause of his death was suicide from self-inflicted injuries from a broken wine bottle. He was buried on 8 June in his hometown of Stockholm, Sweden.

Avicii Biography Wikipedia
Avicii
Real NameTim Bergling
Nickname(s)Avicii, Tim Berg, Tim Lidén, Tom Hangs, Timberman
Profession(s)Musician, DJ, Record producer
Famous ForBeing counted among world’s most successful DJs
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters– 180 cm
in meters– 1.80 m
in feet inches– 5’ 11”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms– 75 kg
in pounds– 165 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)– Chest: 40 inches
– Waist: 32 inches
– Biceps: 14 inches
Eye ColourBlue
Hair ColourBlond
Personal Life
Date of Birth8 September 1989
BirthplaceStockholm, Sweden
Date of Death20 April 2018
Place of DeathMuscat, Oman
Age (at the time of death)28 Years
Death CauseAcute pancreatitis due to excessive drinking (Suspected)
Zodiac sign/Sun signVirgo
NationalitySwedish
HometownStockholm, Sweden
SchoolNot Known
College/UniversityN/A
Educational QualificationHigh school graduate
DebutSingles: “Sound of Now” (2008)
Album: True (2013)
ReligionChristianity
EthnicitySwedish, Danish, Norwegian
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
AddressA 7,000 square ft. mansion in Hollywood Hollywood Hills, California, USA
HobbiesTravelling, Skiing, Playing video games, Reading
Awards & Achievements2013- American Music Award for Favorite Electronic Dance Music Artist
2013- International Dance Music Award for Best Artist (Solo)
2013- MTV Europe Music Award for Best Swedish Act and Best Electronic
2014- Billboard Music Award for Top Dance/Electronic Song
2014- Echo Music Award for Electronic Dance Music National/International
2014- iHeartRadio Music Award for EDM Song of the Year for the song “Wake Me Up”
2014- Teen Choice Award for Choice EDM Song “Wake Me Up”
2014- World Music Award for World’s Best Electronic Dance Artist and World’s Best Swedish Act
Tattoo(s)Left arm- Gorilla and women wrapped in bandages

Right forearm- A boy hiding flowers and a girl hiding a gun
ControversiesNot Known
Girls, Affairs and More
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusUnmarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsEmily Goldberg (2011-2013)

Racquel Natasha Bettencourt (2013-2014)
Family
Wife/SpouseN/A
ChildrenSon– None
Daughter– None
ParentsFather– Klas Bergling
Mother– Anki Liden (Actress)
SiblingsBrothers– Anton Körberg, David Bergling
Sister– Linda Sterner
Favourite Things
Favourite Food(s)Crepes, Sushi
Favourite BeverageBurn energy drink
Favourite Video GameGrand Theft Auto 5
Favourite Musician/Band(s)Kiss, Daft Punk, Laidback Luke, Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso
Favourite Dog BreedPuli
Favourite TV Show(s)Arrested Development, South Park
Favourite BookGame of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
Favourite Fashion BrandDenim & Supply – Ralph Lauren
Favourite HotelThe Peninsula Shanghai in Shanghai, China
Favourite Restaurant(s)Nobu in California
D.O.M. in Sao Paulo
Favourite MarketÖstermalms Saluhall in Stockholm
Style Quotient
Car CollectionVolvo
Money Factor
Salary$28 million/year
Net Worth$85 million

Avicii’s Death

Bergling died on 20 April 2018 near Muscat, Oman, at the age of 28. No cause of death was immediately given. On 21 April, the Omani police stated that there was “no criminal suspicion” or evidence of foul play in Bergling’s death. 

On 1 May, TMZ reported that the cause of death was a suicide due to self-inflicted injuries with a broken wine bottle, with Avicii eventually dying of blood loss. 

On 22 May, Bergling’s family announced plans for a private funeral with “the people who were closest to him”. Bergling was buried on 8 June at the Skogskyrkogården cemetery in Stockholm.

Avicii FAQ’s

Who was Avicii?

Tim Bergling (8 September 1989 – 20 April 2018), known professionally as Avicii, was a Swedish musician, DJ, remixer, and record producer.

How did Avicii die?

On 1 May, TMZ reported that the cause of death was a suicide due to self-inflicted injuries with a broken wine bottle, with Avicii eventually dying of blood loss. 

How old was Avicii?

Avicii died on 20 April 2018 near Muscat, Oman, at the age of 28.

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