Avicii family arrives in Oman as new details emerge on death


Superstar DJ Avicii died aged 28. Photo/CNN
Superstar DJ Avicii died aged 28. Photo/CNN

In Summary

  • Avicii's parents, two sisters and one brother are in the nation to repatriate his body back home.
  • The late Avicii once said his more than 800 shows had taken a toll on him, added to his anxiety and drawn him to a life of partying.
  • He also had several health scares, including acute pancreatitis, which he blamed on excessive drinking.

Authorities are ruling out “criminal suspicion” in the death of superstar DJ Avicii, who died while vacationing in Oman.

Avicii, whose real name was Tim Bergling, was found dead Friday in the Omani capital of Muscat.

“Two postmortems were carried out … and we can confirm that there is no criminal suspicion in the death,” Royal Oman Police told CNN.

Avicii’s parents, two sisters and one brother are in the nation to repatriate his body this week, according to police in Oman, a popular vacation destination.

His family is “completely devastated,” police said.

Partying and Anxiety 

The late Avicii once said his more than 800 shows had taken a toll on him, added to his anxiety and drawn him to a life of partying. 

He also had several health scares, including acute pancreatitis, which he blamed on excessive drinking.

“Yeah I was drinking way too much, partying in general way too much,” he said. 

“Then I got a pancreatitis attack [at 21], which is very rare. So that forced me to do a 180 and stop drinking.”

He reassured fans that he’d continue making music — in the studio. 

In August 2017, a year after his last tour date, he announced that he was releasing a new album.

Heartfelt tributes have poured in from fellow musicians and fans alike. 

Superstar DJ Calvin Harris described him as a “beautiful soul, passionate and extremely talented.”

Singer Wyclef Jean said he was like his “little brother,” and will be missed.

“In my darkest hour, I went to Sweden and he was there for me and we found light in great conversation and in music,” Jean tweeted. “… This pain I cannot describe.”

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