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The world is mourning the loss of Avicii (real name Tim Bergling) this morning as news broke that he passed away in Muscat, Oman at the age of 28.

“It came with a price – a lot of stress a lot of anxiety for me – but it was the best journey of my life.” – Avicii to Billboard Magazine.

Avicii had spoken in the past of the stresses of touring, and said in 2016 on retiring from tours.

“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.”

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He told GQ in an interview that his alcoholism stemmed from nerves while touring and “(getting) into a habit (of drinking), because you rely on that encouragement and self-confidence you get from alcohol, and then you get dependent on it.”

Documentary Showed Touring’s Dark Side

In a documentary about his rise to fame, “Avicii: True Stories”, written and directed by Levan Tsikurishvili, Bergling is shown in hospital working on a laptop with an IV drip and says:

“It got to a point where it was too much, I don’t really like being the centre of attention.”

“Parties can be amazing, but it’s very easy to become too attached to partying in places like Ibiza, you become lonely and get anxieties. It becomes toxic.”

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A History of Poor Health

Avicii suffered from health issues due to excessive drinking and partying lifestyle, and in 2014 he had his gallbladder and appendix removed due to pancreatitis, and was hospitalized twice in his career.

He hadn’t toured since 2016 in a bid to recover his health.

His Last Social Media Posts

🌞🌫It’s always sunny in California🌫🌞

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