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Remembering Avicii: 1989-2018

The afternoon of Friday 20th April 2018 will stay etched in the minds of music fans all over the world, for all the wrong reasons. The news from Oman revealed that Tim Bergling, best known as ‘Avicii’ had passed away at a holiday resort in Muscat. As the spiral of rumours started to swirl that evening, it was later revealed that Tim – who had struggled with mental health issues – had committed suicide, following a career of immense pressure in the spotlight, and inner anxiety about his DJ performances.

Aged just 28 years old at his time of passing, the news was made even more tragic by the release of the Avicii: True Stories docu-movie which had premiered just 6 months earlier, and showed Tim’s life to be heading towards a more positive element as he started travelling the world with his pet dog ‘Liam’ following his retirement from live shows in 2016. The period that followed saw various DJs and producers across the globe honour Avicii in their sets, or tracks (with Russian producer ARTY crafting new single ‘TIM’ as a tribute to the Swede), with the crowd at Tomorrowland 2018 even unveiling a huge flag upon the hill of the mainstage in remembrance of the electronic music legend…


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(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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