Avicii’s death is not being treated as suspicious, Oman authorities have ruled.
News broke last Friday (20th April) that the Swedish DJ – real name Tim Bergling – had been found dead in a hotel room Muscat, Oman, where he had been on holiday. Subsequent post-mortem examinations have ruled out any “criminal suspicion” in relation to his sudden passing.
As reported in The Guardian, police have stated that, following two autopsies, there is no evidence of foul play in relation to the DJ’s death aged 28. Further details surrounding the cause of death are expected to be revealed later this week.
Authorities have also confirmed that Bergling’s family have arrived in Muscat, saying, “He is survived by his parents, two brothers and sister — who are all completely devastated.”
It has been confirmed that Avicii’s body will be flown back to Sweden this week. In a statement issued by one of Bergling’s representatives, his family have requested that the international community, “please respect their need for privacy in this difficult time. No further statements will be given”.
Avicii retired from touring in 2016, following a candid statement citing anxiety and burnout associated with his rapid rise to fame.
Avicii’s tell-all biopic, True Stories, hit internet streaming service Netflix in 2017.
Following the news of his tragic passing, DJ Mag’s digital editor Charlotte Lucy Cijffers reflected on the young DJs enormous influence on the global EDM community and on how his openness surrounding his struggles with fame, touring and alcoholism gave a troubling, if necessary, insight into a side of dance music the world often does not see.
Check out 10 unforgettable Avicii moments here.