A picture which shows Swedish DJ Avicii on a yacht just one day before his death has been revealed, and it’s broken fans’ hearts.
The picture, which was obtained by TMZ, shows Avicii, real name Tim Bergling, chilling on a yacht in Oman with two unidentified friends a mere day before his death.
Bergling has a drink in his hand, but it is not clear whether the drink is alcoholic. Bergling reported years ago he was living a sober lifestyle due to health issues.
— TodaysNews.Info (@Todays_News_Now) April 21, 2018
The picture is one of the last pictures to be taken of the world-famous artist before his untimely death just one day later at the age of 28.
News of his death broke on Friday after it was revealed he was found dead in Muscat, Oman.
A statement released by his reps reads:
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.
According to TMZ, the 28-year-old star interacted with dozens of his fans at a luxury resort in Muscat, Oman during his final days.
According to Variety, Avicii retired from live performing back in 2016 citing health reasons.
Although no cause of death has yet been announced, it is known that Avicii had suffered health problems for a number of years.
The performer reportedly suffered from acute pancreatitis, allegedly brought on by ‘heavy drinking’ and he had both his gallbladder and appendix removed in 2016.
Fans were quick to spot the heartbreaking final tweet from the DJ, addressed to Billboard to thank them for the nomination of his album for best dance/electronic album of the year.
The tweet of thanks for the nominations has gained new poignancy in the wake of the news of Bergling’s untimely death.
Online tributes have been flooding in from his peers, colleagues and friends on social media, with big names such as Calvin Harris and Deadmau5 expressing their grief at his passing.
— The Cutting Suite (@TheCuttingSuite) April 20, 2018
Last year, Avicii posted to his website a statement reading:
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. Instead, I went back to the place where it all made sense – the studio.
The next stage will be all about my love of making music to you guys. It is the beginning of something new.
Hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I do.
Devastating news about Avicii, a beautiful soul, passionate and extremely talented with so much more to do. My heart goes out to his family. God bless you Tim x
— Calvin Harris (@CalvinHarris) April 20, 2018
Our thoughts remain with his family and friends at this difficult time.