Avicii’s Family release Statement on Funeral Plans
The family of Swedish dance music star Tim Bergling, popularly known as Avicii,has released a statement regarding the funeral plans of the late DJ/singer.
According to Variety, the statement indicates that the funeral will be a private one and the family wants everyone including the media to respect this.
The statement reads;
“There have been many inquiries regarding the funeral arrangements for Tim Bergling, known by music fans as Avicii,” the statement reads. “The Bergling family has now confirmed that the funeral will be private, in the presence of the people who were closest to Tim. They kindly ask media to respect this. There is no additional information forthcoming.”
Bergling was found dead in his hotel room in Oman, the Middle Eastern country bordering Saudi Arabia. One of the most popular and successful electronic dance-music artists of all time — he scored a No. 4 hit on the Billboard 200 in 2013 with “Wake Me Up” and regularly appeared in the Top 5 of Forbes’ “Highest-Paid DJs” lists — Bergling retired from live performing in 2016 at the peak of his success, citing health reasons. He had suffered from health problems for several years, including acute pancreatitis, in part due to excessive drinking; he had his gallbladder and appendix removed in 2014. While he said he’d quit drinking after the surgery, some friends, including musical collaborator Nile Rodgers, said they’d seen him intoxicated afterward, and criticizing himself for it.
The singer was found dead in his hotel room in Oman last month and was later revealed to have committed suicide.
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