The funeral of Swedish DJ and music producer Avicii, one of the biggest stars in electronic dance music is said to have taken place in a private ceremony in Stockholm, last week according to his publisist.
Tim Bergling famously known as Avicii was found dead in Muscat, Oman, in April at age 28.
“His funeral was held last Friday, attended by his closest family and friends,” Swedish publicist Ebba Lindqvist said. He was laid to rest at the Skogskyrkogården (Woodland Cemetery) in southern Stockholm, a UNESCO world heritage site that blends vegetation and architectural elements.
Omani police are yet to release a cause of death, however shortly his death, Bergling’s family seemingly suggested that he took his own life, saying in a statement he “could not go on any longer”.
In an open letter published several days after his death, the DJ’s family said he “wanted peace” and “could not go on any longer”. “He really struggled with thoughts about meaning, life, happiness,” they wrote.
Avicii is known for hit songs Wake Me Up and Hey Brother, collaborated with many artists including Madonna and Coldplay. He was one of the first DJs to make the transition to mainstream music, with the hit tracks like Wake Me Up and Levels, as electronic dance music spread over the past decade from nightclubs to top 40 radio. He announced his retirement from live performances in 2016 after years of intense touring that worsened his alcoholism, which was partially to blame for his acute pancreatitis. After having his gallbladder and appendix removed in 2014, he cancelled a series of shows in an attempt to recover. However, he continued to record music.