The death of a legend–Avicii
May 25, 2018
Tim Bergling, professionally known as Avicii, was one of the world’s greatest electronic dance music producers of all time. He first gained popularity when he released his hit song titled “Levels” in 2011, and gained even more popularity when he released another song titled “Wake Me Up”, which currently has a very impressive 1.5 billion views to this day.
Though Avicii was one of the greatest people of all time in the professional music industry, he had was diagnosed with Acute Pancreatitis in 2016, when he was only 26 years old. Many experts believe that the cause of his death was due to excessive drinking over a long period of time, which caused him to be diagnosed with Acute Pancreatitis. He decided to cancel many of his shows to try and recover, but unfortunately, his attempts failed. Two years after he was diagnosed, he died on April 20, 2018. Recently, his family released a statement confirming that he died from suicide, due to him “struggling to find happiness.” Unfortunately, due to these specific reasons, he decided to take his own life. (It is currently unknown how.) Many people miss him because of the amazing music he produced and the talent he demonstrated creating the music.
Many of his friends who also produce music, such as Martin Garrix, Tiësto, deadmau5, and Calvin Harris, were downcast when they heard the news that Avicii has decided to end his life. PewDiePie, a Swedish comedian most known for his YouTube channel with over 60 million subscribers, tweeted, “He was with his friends in Oman and said he hadn’t felt this happy in a long time, apparently. RIP Avicii.”
The most sad thing about Avicii ending his own life is the fact that his album titled Avīci got nominated for the Billboard Music Awards the same exact day of his death.
Devastating news about Avicii, a beautiful soul, passionate and extremely talented with so much more to do. My heart goes out to his family.”
— Calvin Harris
Avicii has worked with many other people who also produce music, but the most notable was Aloe Blacc. He was the person who collaborated with Avicii on making his hit song “Wake Me Up”. He said, “It hurts so bad that he’s gone.” Many people cared for Avicii, but not many as much as Aloe Blacc (apart from Avicii’s family). He had high hopes for Avicii, and he was often proud and took credit for/of the work he did with Avicii.
In memory of Avicii, a true legend with music.
-André Winkel (professionally known as [DJ] nov4), and Izabelle Larson.