WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Oman police are ruling out “criminal suspicion” in the death of Avicii after two autopsies were performed.
- The superstar DJ was found dead last week in Oman while on a holiday.
- Avicii’s family is in Muscat, the nation’s capital to bring his body back to his native Sweden this week, the Oman police said.
Tim Bergling, most popularly known as Swedish DJ and producer Avicii, was found dead on April 20, Friday in Muscat, Oman, a popular vacation destination on the Arabian Peninsula. Avicii was 28.
Publicist Diana Baron confirmed the news in a statement.
“It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii,” Baron wrote.
“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,” Baron added.
Following two autopsies, the police found no evidence of foul play.
Back in Stockholm, thousands of Avicii’s fans gathered over the weekend to pay tribute to the artist.
Avicii started the contemporary Electronic Dance Movement and has won several awards, including two MTV Music Awards, one Billboard Music Award. He has also earned two Grammy nominations.
Despite his worldwide success, Avicii had retired from live performance in 2016 due to health issues. For years, the DJ has been battling with alcoholism.
“I took on board too much negative energy,” he said after his retirement. “It was the best time of my life in a sense. It came with a price – a lot of stress, a lot of anxiety for me – but it was the best journey of my life.”
Avicii’s club anthems include Wake Me Up, Levels, Hey Brother and Lonely Together, which he collaborated with Rita Ora in 2017.
No cause of death was announced.
Source: The Guardian