Avicii is one of the first artists to combine electronic music with country music. Avicii has made hits like “The Nights,” “Hey Brother,” and “Wake Me Up” as a DJ, music producer, and remixer, among other things, to show how influential and unique he is in the EDM world. He died famously. Fans worldwide still want to know: how did Avicii die?
Here, we look at how Avicii’s life seemed to end, what happened before he died, and when he actually died.
Tim Bergling was his real name, but when he started making music, his real name was already taken on MySpace, so he chose the stage name Avicii, which means “the lowest level of Buddhist hell.”
What Happened to Avicii ?
The news of Avicii’s death spread around the world on April 20, 2018, when he was found dead in Oman while on vacation. Six days later, his family said that he had killed himself, saying, “He just could not go on any longer.” In their family statement, they said, “He wanted to find peace.” The police also ruled out that someone else killed him.
The death of the Swedish DJ is still a mystery because of these things. How did Avicii’s last days go? Why did Avicii commit suicide? How did Avicii feel about himself? Here are some answers that we know. The Grammy-nominated musician had a lot of financial success. He made tens of millions of dollars every year and was on many Forbes lists of the highest-paid people, especially from 2014 to 2016.
This year, his house in the Hollywood Hills sold for $17.5 million. He got paid a lot of money to work with Volvo and Ralph Lauren. But Avicii never cared about money. In a 2013 interview, he said, “I discovered when I started making money that I didn’t really need it.”.
Instead, he focused on helping people in need. He said, “When you have such an excess of money you don’t need, the most sensible, most human, and completely obvious thing is to give to people in need.” For the famous DJ, these were more than just words.
In 2012, he went on a tour called “House for Hunger” and gave all of the money he made from it to Feeding America to help fight hunger. After that, he gave another $1 million and another €1 million to a Swedish charity that helps people who are hungry. And these were just some of the gifts that were made public.
Given how rich he was and how charitable he was, it is strange that Avicii died without leaving a will. Even though he was only 28, Avicii could have done what Mark Zuckerberg, Hugh Hefner, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Leona Helmsley did with their estate plans and used them to help charitable causes.
Instead, under Swedish probate law, all of his money goes to his parents. Avicii was not married and did not have any kids.
How was the news of Avicii’s death taken?
The death of Avicii was one of the most shocking and unexpected in the last ten years. After it happened, his family, friends, and music fans were completely shocked for days and weeks. Many fans, artists, and people who worked with Avicii have paid tribute to him in different ways and on various social media sites.
A few weeks after his death, DJ Kygo paid tribute to him at Coachella, where thousands of fans joined. Also, in 2019, a tribute concert was held for him at the Friends Arena in Stockholm, and more than 50,000 fans came to say goodbye to the famous DJ. Avicii was laid to rest in Stockholm, Sweden, where he was born and raised, a few months after he died.