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A private funeral for Avicii was held in Stockholm

Attended by his closest friends and family

  • Harrison Williams
  • 12 June 2018
A private funeral for Avicii was held in Stockholm

Avicii's funeral was held in Stockholm last week during a private ceremony that was attended by only his closest friends and family, according to his publicist.

According to the Guardian, Ebba Lindqvist said on Tuesday that Bergling was “was buried [on] Friday at the Skogskyrkogården cemetery in Stockholm. Only his family and closest friends were present.”

The world was stunned on April 20, 2018 when it was confirmed that Avicii, real name Tim Bergling, was pronounced dead at the age of 28. He was on holiday with friends in in Muscat, Oman and while the cause of death has not officially been announced, his family's statement hinted that he died from an apparent suicide. The statement read:

"Our beloved Tim was a seeker, a fragile artistic soul searching for answers to existential questions. An over-achieving perfectionist who travelled and worked hard at a pace that led to extreme stress.

"When he stopped touring, he wanted to find a balance in life to be happy and be able to do what he loved most – music. He really struggled with thoughts about Meaning, Life, Happiness. He could not go on any longer. He wanted to find peace."

In the days following Avicii's death, many in the industry expressed their sorrow for his passing, including his secret girlfriend who said they were going to start a family. It was also revealed that he planned to release a new album, which was said to feature "his best music in years".

Read Mixmag's tribute to Avicii here and find our how the music industry should be held accountable for his death here

Harrison is Mixmag's East Coast Editor. Follow him on Twitter here

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