GRAMMY NOMINATED SWEDISH DJ AVICII(ORIGIONAL NAME: TIM BERGLING) PASSED AWAY
CNN announced the death of famous Swedish DJ- Tim Bergling commonly known as Avicii on
20th April 2018, Friday. He was found dead in Muscat, Oman at a tender age of 28.
The WAKE ME UP star was one of the most successful touring DJs in the Hollywood working
with artists like Madonna.
Bergling had suffered health issues in the past including Chronic Pancreatitis and in
2014 he had his gall bladder & appendix removed.In 2016, he retired from public
performances due to health issues, instead chose to focus on producing.
At the time of his retirement, Bergling posted a note to his fans on his official website, saying, “Last year I quit performing live, and many of you thought that was it. But the end of live [performances] never meant the end of Avicii or my music. Instead, I went back to the place where it all made sense — the studio. The next stage will be all about my love of making music to you guys. It is the beginning of something new. Hope you´ll enjoy it as much as I do.”
The 2017 documentary, Avicii: True Stories, chronicled the artist’s public retirement and his health concerns, which were primarily caused by excessive drinking.
Though he was still relatively early in his career, Bergling released multiple well-known singles, including his breakout single, Levels, which propelled him into international fame, and two studio albums and four EPs. He had collaborated with a wide range of other artists, including Zac Brown, Chris Martin, Wyclef Jean, and others, and earned multiple Grammy nominations. A third studio album was in production at the time of his passing.
Aside from a prolific music career, Bergling was also a philanthropist. In 2011, following the success of Levels, he began the charity House for Hunger, which is dedicated to ending world hunger, along with his manager Arash Pournouri. The charity contributed to the Feeding America charity and former First Lady Laura Bush’s The Feed Foundation, which distributes more than 2 million meals for school children across Africa.