Sunday 19 August 2018

Avicii's family have thanked his fans in the wake of his death at 28

Avicii performing during Capital FM's Summertime Ball at Wembley Stadium, London. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire
Avicii performing during Capital FM's Summertime Ball at Wembley Stadium, London. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire
Avicii pictured in 2015 (Yui Mok/PA)

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Avicii’s family have thanked his fans for their “loving words” after his death last week.

The ‘Wake Me Up’ hitmaker - whose real name is Tim Bergling - was just 28 when he passed away whilst on holiday in Muscat, Oman, on Friday, and three days after his passing, his family have released a statement showing gratitude to the DJ’s fans.

The statement read: “We would like to thank you for the support and the loving words about our son and brother. We are so grateful for everyone who loved Tim’s music and have precious memories of his songs.

“Thank you for all the initiatives taken to honor Tim, with public gatherings, church bells ringing out his music, tributes at Coachella and moments of silence around the world. We are grateful for the privacy during this difficult time. Our wish is that it continues that way. With love, The Tim Bergling Family. (sic)”

Fans of DJ Avicii gather for a minute’s silence in Stockholm on Saturday (Fredrik Persson/AP)
Fans of DJ Avicii gather for a minute’s silence in Stockholm on Saturday (Fredrik Persson/AP)

Avicii’s cause of death is still yet to be revealed, but police confirmed over the weekend that autopsies had led to the conclusion that "there is no criminal suspicion in the death”.

Read more: Avicii’s death is not being treated with 'criminal suspicion' after autopsy confirms no foul play

The tragic passing of the 'Hey Brother' musician  was confirmed in a statement by his publicist.

It read: "It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii. He was found dead in Muscat, Oman this Friday afternoon local time, April 20th. The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this difficult time. No further statements will be given.”

Avicii had been open about his health issues in the past and had previously retired from touring. He had been battling with acute pancreatitis - which is a potentially life-threatening inflammation of the pancreas - due in part to excessive drinking, and had his gallbladder and appendix removed in 2014.

This bell-ringing tribute to Avicii in the Netherlands may move you to tears 

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