Tim Bergling's (aka Aviciii) family released a statement regarding his death. Avicii died April 20 at the age of 28
The family of Tim Bergling, the Swedish dance music star known as Avicii, who died on April 20 at age 28, have released a statement.
We would like to thank you for the support and the loving words about our son and brother. We are so grateful for everyone who loved Tim’s music and have precious memories of his songs.
Thank you for all the initiatives taken to honor Tim, with public gatherings, church bells ringing out his music, tributes at Coachella and moments of silence around the world.
We are grateful for the privacy during this difficult time. Our wish is that it continues that way.
The Tim Bergling Family
Bergling was found dead in his hotel room in Oman, the Middle Eastern country bordering Saudi Arabia. The cause of death is as yet unknown.
Avicii was one of the most successful and popular electronic dance-music of all time - No. 4 hit on the Billboard 200 in 2013 with "Wake Me Up" and Top 5 on Forbes' "Highest-Paid DJs" list. In 2016 he retired from live performing citing health reasons. It is known he had suffered health problems for several years, including acute pancreatitis (reportedly from excessive drinking). He also had his appendix and gallbladder removed in 2014.
Sources within the Oman police department have reported they have not found any "criminal suspicion" in his death. Two post-mortem examinations were conduced and foul play has been ruled out.
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