Avicii memorial held in Stockholm as Sweden mourns national hero
The people of Sweden are gathered in Stockholm right now, as a memorial event takes place in honour of EDM star Avicii, aka Tim Bergling, who passed away on Friday afternoon in Oman. The people of Sweden came together to mourn the loss of their national hero, with fans gathered in Sergel’s Square in Stockholm to pay tribute to Tim Bergling.
The event started with a minute’s silence at 4pm followed by a short speech, with crowds of people in floods of tears at the loss of such an influential figure in world music. A speaker urged everyone to throw their hands up and shape them into heart symbols whilst Avicii’s iconic track ‘Levels‘ played in the background, with many of those gathered beginning to dance and celebrate his life.
Arman Cinkitas, one of the organisers of the event added:
“We are big fans of him. It means very much for us to have a quiet minute and it is very emotional.”
The tributes continued to pour in from Avicii’s home country, with the Swedish Prime Minister paying homage to the DJ on Facebook, and further dedications coming from popular singer Zara Larsson, and Oliver Ingrosso, who shared a school class with both Tim and Otto Knows:
Jag har nåtts av det sorgliga beskedet att Tim Bergling mer känd som Avicii, har gått bort. Han var ett av Sveriges…
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I really couldn’t believe it when I first heard the news… This guys music is the soundtrack to my teenage years. Never got a chance to meet him but I’ve been crying to, making out to, dancing to probably every single song of his. Crazy how someone I don’t even know can be a part of my life like that. You left us way too early, Tim. Hope you make music wherever you soul might be. Truly a legend ❤️
Himlen är en stjärna starkare. Och den är jävligt stark ! ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia also added their gratitude to Bergling in a statement that read:
“We are grateful that we got to know him and admired him as an artist and the great person he was. He made our wedding unforgettable with his amazing music. Our warmest thoughts go to his family.”