The famed dance music DJ Avicii was found dead on April 20 2018 in Muscat Oman.
Avicii was a quiet, not so public persona behind global hits such as “Wake Me Up” and “Levels” , had a true legacy that hid his true scope.
Avicii (#ad) born as Tim Bergling in Stockholm Sweden, was one of the most famous DJs in the music industry and his death startled a lot of people around the globe.
He died young and his death was mourned by fellow artists and myriad of fans all over the world.
Avicii was an opportunist, who never said ‘no’ to any event , anywhere in the world and soon the royals around the globe were lining up for a private concert with him.
Touring the world non-stop 24/7, Avicii’s body and mind were stretched to the limits, and would eventually reach the point of no return.
Even though he gained a lot of fans through his dedication to DJ music, he lost his most treasured possessions, his mind, body and soul.
We have compiled some of the most disturbing facts on the icon to keep you on the know:
1. Suicide by Spiritualism
During his last days in Oman, he had become extremely spiritual to escape the brutal pain of his pancreatitis.
As the pain killers were losing their efficacy, the thin line between reality and fantasy started fading away, leaving poor Avicii with tough choices to make.
Being a devout Buddhist who believed in Samsara (reincarnation cycle), Avicii concluded that ending his life will not only take away the excruciating pain his body endures, but will enable his soul to reach the wheel of dharma.
And his very last entry into his personal dairy was… “The shedding of the soul is the last attachment, before it restarts!”
2. Health Problems Haunted Him
Avicii had pancreas and gallbladder issues and his appendix burst out once and was forced to have an emergency surgery.
He was first diagnosed with acute pancreatitis in 2012, and he never listened to his doctor when he was advised to have his gallbladder removed.
3. Acute Drinking Problem
Avicii had an acute drinking problem, he was warned about it by his doctor, but he never listened.
This was the cause of all his acute pancreatitis problems. Most of his fans even thought this was the reason he died.
He had his gallbladder removed after his appendix burst.
4. He Predicted His Death
His struggles were evident to almost everyone and they became more apparent after he recorded a documentary with Netflix called True Stories.
When he was asked about his 2016 retirement from touring, he said: “I have told them I wouldn’t be able to play anymore, I’m going to die”.
5. Buddhist Hell Name
Did you know what his stage name referred to? Well, his name originated from MySpace back in the days and it refers to the lowest level of Buddhist hell.
Funny enough, he didn’t know what the name meant, and he knew later when he tried to register it as his MySpace username.
6. Most Expensive DJ
The most famous DJs today get paid a lot of cash or cryptos, but Avicii was on top of that list.
He was the number 3 DJ in the world. He was paid not less than $250,000 a night!
This is an insane amount of money and he was worth it all.
7. Doesn’t Like Small VIP Gigs
According to Avicii, the VIP gigs aren’t his favorite.
He doesn’t like them and sees them as made over gigs, a bunch of times.
Avicii says the VIP crowd is more inclined to themselves and are less energetic as compared to some of his regular royal fans.
8. Had a Rule of Never Drinking Two Days in a Row
Tim used to party hard and he once ended up in the hospital for it.
After the incident, had had a rule never to drink two days in a row to try and curb his drinking problem.
9. Alcohol Gave Him Confidence
It started out as fun, but he became worried when he couldn’t stop.
He said he travelled a lot and there was a lot of free alcohol everywhere and he felt weird if he didn’t drink.
He got in the habit because of the self-confidence and encouragement alcohol gave him, slowly he got dependent on it.
10. He Liked How Americans Party
Tim loved how his Americans fans party as compared to Swedish fans.
American fans go all the way out and they are really good at partying he said. Swedish people according to him are douche when it comes to partying.
11. Never Taken Ecstasy Now Known as Molly
Molly was to EDM what cocaine is to disco, Avicii was one of the top EDM DJs, but he never took it which is odd.
Avicii never wanted to take something that would make him feel out of control like Ecstasy did, so he stayed away.
12. Passive Aggressive
He was always smiling especially to his fans, but he would get pissed off when an opening DJ played a song that he had in his set.
He gets pissed because he thinks it’s embarrassing for him to pay the same thing as another DJ.
13. Loves Wearing Caps
Avicii would rarely be seen without a cap on especially during a gig.
He said he wore caps because his hair looked ridiculous after every show.
14. His First Gig was a School Prom
People come from far, especially iconic artists, and Avicii is one of them.
His first ever DJ gig was for a school prom and he played in front of 40 teenagers!
15. He was a Step Father
Avicii was never married but was in a clandestine relationship with Czech model Tereza Kacerova and she had a son named Luka.
According to her, he was an inspiration to Luka.