Without warning, Avicii died this year on April 20th. The news of his passing quickly crossed the dance music scene and deeply shaken everyone. The producer / DJ had health problems in the previous two years, but seemed to be on an upward trend. Yet the news was true and the rest of the year did not feel the same.
By the end of 2018, we wish to return to some of the stories that resulted from Avicii's death.
The news of Avicii's death was first announced on April 20, 2018. He was found at the Muscat Hills Resort in Oman, where he was on vacation. The hotel issued a statement following the announcement of his death:
Avicii seemed really in a good mood while enjoying his time and was also very friendly with everyone. Although we enjoyed his company here at Muscat Hills Resort, we are extremely sad to hear and read all the recent news and we wish to express our sincere condolences to his family, his friends and all his fans.
The day after the announcement of his death, Billboard published an article describing the various health problems that Avicii was facing, from acute pancreatitis in January 2012 to the announcement of his retirement. of the tour in March 2016 and its final show in March 2016. August of this year.
His former director, Ash Pournouri, posted a statement on Instagram, although the post has since been dropped.
"Shock. Pain. Anger. Rage. Apathy. Despair. Misery. Pain. Pain. Pain. I do not even know how to call that feeling, "wrote Ash.
His family also published his own statement.
We would like to thank you for your support and your loving words about our son and our brother. We are very grateful to all who loved Tim's music and have precious memories of his songs.
Thanks for all the initiatives taken in Tim's honor, with public gatherings, church bells ringing his music, tributes to Coachella and moments of silence. in the whole world. "
We are grateful for the confidentiality that prevails in this difficult time. Our wish is that it continues as well.
It was only a week after his death that the news of Avicii's cause, presumably suicidal, began to circulate.
The next day, Avicii's girlfriend, Tereza Kačerová, with whom he went out in relative secrecy, spoke.
"I always wanted to keep our relationship private because I wanted it only for ourselves and for myself and I did not want to participate in this madness. But I thought that if I wanted to share that with the whole world, it's when I'm pregnant with our child. Ohhh, how did this plan go wrong? "
Again, all this happened in the week following his death.
Soon, tributes began. Nicky Romero played their all-new song "Heaven" at the Kingsland Festival. Kygo got a new tattoo dedicated to Avicii, Don Diablo released a new piece with Hilda, "Wake Me When It's Quiet", dedicated to Avicii, Arty launched a new song, For Tim, "released later under the name of "Tim," and so on.
Rumors from an interview of Geffen Records' president, Neil Jacobson, suggest that an Avicii album would be released this year. these were quickly rejected.
Diana Baron, Avicii's public relations representative, said, "Tim was working on new documents and posting photos of 9 topics and Instagram stories from his sessions this year. From then on, these planned release stories are just rumors from upbeat fans who loved Tim and his music. "
In July, a massive flag was brandished in Tomorrowland as a tribute to Avicii. This flag of 16 × 10 meters and 20 kg is now sold at auction, the proceeds going to a charity for the prevention of suicide Suicide Zero . The current price is $ 1,725. You can bid here. So far, it has been signed between Steve Angelo, Nicky Romero, Don Diablo, Dada Life, Armin van Buuren, Ferry Corsten, Lost Frequencies and Vini Vici, among others.
Avicii wins a posthumous award for best dance at VMA 2018 for his song "Lonely Together" with Rita Ora.
At the end of August, Avicii's Los Angeles home sold for $ 17.5 million. His piano inside is donated to a local museum in Stockholm, Sweden; the exact name of the museum has never been revealed.
Last month, Avicii received the MTV EMA for Best Swedish Law, another posthumous prize among others. It was also revealed that the Avicii: True Stories documentary from Netflix was due to return to the streaming service this month, after it was removed in April, following his death. The Guardian confirmed the publication of the document on Netflix in the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia on December 28.
All this to lead to the fact that Avicii was in 2018 the second most googled research topic in the world. It is clear that his legacy lives on in his fans, his friends and his family.
RIP Avicii, September 8, 1989 – April 20, 2018
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