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Avicii Laid To Rest In Private Funeral

By AFP 12 June 2018   |   10:35 am

Swedish superstar DJ Avicii has been buried in a private ceremony with just his family and close friends present, his agent said Tuesday.

The musician, whose real name was Tim Bergling, “was buried Friday at the Skogskyrkogarden cemetery in Stockholm”, Ebba Lindqvist told AFP.

“Only his family and closest friends were present.”

Avicii was found dead on April 20 in Muscat, the capital of the Gulf sultanate Oman, where he had been on holiday with friends.

(FILES) In this file photo taken on August 14, 2015 Swedish DJ, remixer, record producer and singer Tim Bergling, better known by his stage name ‘Avicii’ performs at the Sziget music festival on the Hajogyar Island of Budapest on August 14, 2015. This cultural event takes place on an island in the middle of the Danube river, in the heart of Budapest. AFP PHOTO / ATTILA KISBENEDEK<br />It was confirmed Avicii died on April 20, 2018 in Muscat, Oman. / AFP PHOTO / Attila KISBENEDEK


In an open letter published several days after his death, his family said he “wanted peace” and “could not go on any longer”.

“He really struggled with thoughts about Meaning, Life, Happiness,” they wrote in the letter, seen by AFP.

Contacted by AFP, a spokesman for Avicii refused to confirm the cause of his death, amid media reports he committed suicide.

Avicii had made no secret of his health problems, including pancreatitis, triggered in part by excessive drinking linked to his party lifestyle.

In 2016, he stunned fans by announcing his retirement when he was just 26, saying that he wanted to leave the high-flying electronic music lifestyle.

Avicii, who collaborated with stars like Madonna and Coldplay, was among the first DJs to break through into the mainstream with his hit songs “Wake Me Up” and “Levels” as electronic dance music grew over the past decade from nightclubs to Top 40 radio.

Located in southern Stockholm, Skogskyrkogarden, or “Woodland Cemetery”, is a UNESCO world heritage site that blends vegetation and architectural elements. Swedish actress Greta Garbo is buried there.

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