Avicii’s Father Confirms What We Suspected About His Son’s Tragic Death
From a young age, Avicii made a name for himself as a talented DJ.
The Swedish artist was signed when he was only 16, and he would soon see tremendous success with his musical work. Sadly, his career came to an abrupt end when he died while on vacation in Muscat, Oman at the age of 28.
Reports early on gave fans an insight into the cause of death, though his dedicated followers probably wanted to know what was really going on. Now, Avicii’s father confirms what we suspected about his son’s tragic death.
What can fans and music lovers do to support artists in the face of the pressures and demands of fame and success?
On April 20th, 2018, the music industry was shaken by the sudden death of Swedish musician and producer, Tim Bergling, known professionally as Avicii. The beloved artist and world-renowned DJ was just 28 years old when he passed away, leaving fans and industry insiders alike struggling to come to terms with the tragic news. And while we may never fully understand the circumstances that led to his untimely death, recent statements from Avicii’s father have confirmed what many suspected all along.
In a recently released documentary titled “Avicii: True Stories,” which chronicles the artist’s meteoric rise to fame and the toll it took on his mental and physical health, Avicii himself is heard discussing his struggles with addiction, exhaustion, and the pressures of the industry. In one particularly poignant moment, he admits to feeling like he is “going to die” if he continues to perform at the pace he has been. It is a haunting premonition, and one that seems all too prescient in light of his passing.
Now, in a statement to CNN, Avicii’s father, Klas Bergling, has spoken out about his son’s death and the factors that may have contributed to it. According to Bergling, Avicii struggled with anxiety and loneliness, and often found it difficult to cope with the demands of his career. “He didn’t want to be in the spotlight,” Bergling explains. “He felt like he had to keep up this pace and it was too much for him.”
While it is impossible to say what specifically led to Avicii’s death, Bergling’s words offer important insights into the pressures faced by artists in the music industry, and suggest that there may be deeper systemic issues that need to be addressed if we hope to prevent future tragedies. As fans and music lovers, it is our responsibility to listen to the stories of those we admire, and to support them in whatever ways we can.
Avicii’s passing was a devastating loss, but it has also sparked important conversations about mental health, addiction, and the importance of taking care of ourselves and one another. As his father’s words remind us, we must never forget the toll that fame and success can take on an individual, and we must do all we can to support those who give us so much through their music and art. Though Avicii may be gone, his legacy lives on through the countless lives he touched with his music, and through the important conversations his death has sparked.