New Picture Shows Avicii Hours Before His Death
A new picture shows Avicii relaxing with friends on a yacht, mere hours before his death.
The gifted 28-year-old DJ can be seen sitting back between two male friends, giving a peace sign with one hand and holding a drink with the other.
It is not clear whether the drink contained alcohol or not. Back in 2015, Avicii – real name Tim Bergling – said he had given up alcohol after suffering acute pancreatitis.
According to TMZ, the photograph was taken in Muscat, Oman on Thursday, close to the Muscat Hills Resort where the world famous Swedish DJ had been staying.
Avicii had long been open with fans about his health concerns. In 2013, he explained to Time magazine how his acute pancreatitis had been partially caused by heavy drinking:
I was drinking way too much, partying in general way too much. Then I got a pancreatitis attack [at 21], which is very rare. So that forced me to do a 180 and stop drinking.
I can still party. I just—I can be sober and party. It’s all a learning experience. I’ve gone out partying sober and I’ve met my new girlfriend from day one sober, and I’ve done everything sober.
And I see how drunk everyone else is and I feel like, I kind of like not being hungover tomorrow.
In 2014, Avicii cancelled a number of gigs while he recovered from the removal of his gallbladder and appendix.
He retired from music in 2016, but returned in 2017 with his smash hit collaboration with Rita Ora, Lonely Together.
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Prior to his death, Avicii appeared to be looking forward to a new chapter in his life, writing the following message to fans on his website:
We all reach a point in our lives and careers where we understand what matters the most to us.
For me it’s creating music. That is what I live for, what I feel I was born to do.
Last year I quit performing live, and many of you thought that was it. But the end of live never meant the end of Avicii or my music.
Although details surrounding Avicii’s death remain unclear and unconfirmed, his representatives have given the following statement:
It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii.
He was found dead in Muscat, Oman this Friday afternoon local time, April 20th.
The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this difficult time. No further statements will be given.
Police officers say there is no suspicion of any criminality linked with Avicii’s death. His brother David Bergling has reportedly now flown over to Oman in search of answers.
Our thoughts are with the family of Tim Bergling at this difficult time.
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