Published: Tue, April 24, 2018
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Family issues statement on death of Avicii

Family issues statement on death of Avicii

The heartbreaking news broke on Friday, after the star was found dead in a hotel room in Oman. The cause of death is as yet unknown.

"Thank you to the initiatives to honour Tim, like the gathering at Sergels Torg, church bell playing his music and minutes of silence all around the world", the statement read, which was posted to Facebook.

The family of Avicii is thanking his fans for their support days after the superstar DJ died.

They added: "We are grateful for the privacy during this hard time".

The pint-sized producer, who FYI just stole the crown as the highest billed female DJ in the California festival's history, asked the crowd to shine their lights in the sky in tribute to the trailblazing Swedish electro legend, while cranking his 2011 hit "Levels". Our wish is that it continues that way.

The family of the artist on Monday said they were grateful for the numerous public tributes paid, but offered no details on his unexpected death. I remember how unbelievable it was to make Lonely Together and it felt like just yesterday we were talking. "Rest in peace, Avicii", Wonderland yelled, choked up and possibly wiping away tears as she fist-pumped along. It was released in October of previous year, after Avicii had retired from music, and although he had released new music he did not resume performing.

The film's director Levan Tsikurishvili wanted to show the world "about Tim as a person and not only about Avicii".

Calvin Harris said "Devastating news about Avicii, a lovely soul, passionate and extremely talented with so much more to do".

Avicii was an global pop star, performing his well-known electronic dance songs around the world for die-hard fans, sometimes hundreds of thousands at music festivals, where he was the headline act.

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