Details of Avicii’s gruesome suicide emerge

When EDM star Avicii (real name: Tim Bergling) died at home of the royal family of Oman in Muscat back on April 20, people were stunned by the news. Those who last saw him say he was in good spirits. In fact, he’d extended his vacation by a further eight days. What happened?

The answer is suicide. From The Daily Mail:

Troubled Swedish DJ Avicii died due to massive blood loss after cutting himself with glass from a broken wine bottle, a report claims.

The report with details of his death comes from TMZ, quoting ‘sources privy to specific information about Avicii’s death’.

Swedish entertainment news website Stoppa Pressarna reported that hours before the DJ’s death he spoke to a member of his family who was so worried by the phone call that he immediately traveled to Oman, but arrived two hours too late.

‘The family was aware that Tim was mentally unwell. It went up and down, but when he was in Oman it got worse,’ a source close to the family said

‘When they spoke to Tim on the phone, they got worried., The family understood that it was bad and that they had to act.

‘The plane landed two hours after Tim had passed away’.

More at TMZ.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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