Thousands flock to Avicii memorial in Stockholm

Swedish DJ Tim Bergling (aka Avicii) has been honoured in a poignant memorial service in Stockholm, 7 months after his tragic death in Muscat, Oman. With the service paying tribute to the the 28-year-old’s short life and his musical legacy, Bergling’s family invited thousands of his fans to a memorial service at the Hedvig Eleonora Church in Stockholm.

Avicii’s father Klas Bergling was among those who spoke to the congregation about his son’s life and legacy. Pictures of the Levels hitmaker were placed on the altar, while the music played throughout the ceremony was linked back to the DJ. At the end of the service, a choir performed Wake Me Up, Avicii’s worldwide hit with Aloe Blacc.

This memorial comes after Avicii was laid to rest in a private ceremony in June. The EDM superstar’s death was explained in a statement from his family, which also read:

‘‘Our beloved Tim was a seeker, a fragile artistic soul searching for answers to existential questions. An overachieving perfectionist who travelled and worked hard at a pace that led to extreme stress.”

(BA Hons Journalism), 30, London. NCTJ-accredited journalist and dance music lover specialising in interviews, features, editorial work, and reviews. www.journojake.com

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