Avicii’s family have released a statement thanking his fans around the world for the outpourings of love and support that have come since the news broke of his death last Friday (20th April).
After it was announced on Friday that the Swedish DJ/producer had been found dead in his hotel room in Moscat, Oman, the global dance music community of fans and fellow artists alike have been paying their respects. On Saturday, a the Dom cathedral tower in Utrecht, The Netherlands played a number of Avicii’s tracks on its bells. Meanwhile, in Stockholm, thousands gathered in the city’s Sergels Torg plaza to celebrate the DJ – who ranked at No. 28 in DJ Mag’s Top 100 poll last year.
Avicii’s family – who reportedly arrived in Oman this week – have now released their first official statement following the tragic news of the young star’s death aged just 28.
“We would like to thank you for the support and the loving words about our son and brother,” the statement reads. “We are so grateful for everyone who loved Tim’s music and have precious memories of his songs.”
“Thank you for all the initiatives taken to honor Tim, with public gatherings, church bells ringing out his music, tributes at Coachella and moments of silence around the world.”
“We are grateful for the privacy during this difficult time. Our wish is that it continues that way. With love, The Tim Bergling Family”
Yesterday it was reported that the 'Wake Me Up' producer's death was not being treated as suspicious following the results of two autopsies. He will be flown back to Sweden this week.
Since it was revealed that Avicii had passed away, sales of his music have increased 6000% in the U.S.
DJ Mag’s digital editor Charlotte Lucy Cijffers has 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.