Avicii’s Family Announces Details About Funeral One Month After Death
It’s been just over a month since Swedish musician Avicii tragically passed away from an alleged suicide. Musicians honored the 28-year-old during the 2018 Billboard Music Awards over the weekend and fans have been inquiring about a funeral for several weeks now. His family finally released a statement and gave details about the service, announcing that it will not be open to the public.
“There have been many inquiries regarding the funeral arrangements for Tim Bergling, known by music fans as Avicii,” the statement reads. “The Bergling family has now confirmed that the funeral will be private, in the presence of the people who were closest to Tim. They kindly ask media to respect this. There is no additional information forthcoming.”
— Billboard Music Awards (@BBMAs) May 21, 2018
Avicii retired from performing live in 2016, telling fans the decision was made due to health concerns.
“To me it was something I had to do for my health,” he later explained to Billboard. “The scene was not for me. It was not the shows and not the music. It was always the other stuff surrounding it that never came naturally to me. All the other parts of being an artist. I’m more of an introverted person in general. It was always very hard for me. I took on board too much negative energy, I think.”
The artist suffered from acute pancreatitis due to excessive drinking and had his gallbladder and appendix removed in 2014.
Shortly after his death, his family released a statement that seemingly implied he took his own life. While this has not been officially confirmed, TMZ later obtained details of his passing that back up that theory.
If you or someone you know is struggling, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or go to the website by clicking here.