Avicii's suicide in Oman was likely unplanned: Father

Entertainment Thursday 04/July/2019 22:48 PM
By: Times News Service
Avicii's suicide in Oman was likely unplanned: Father

Stockholm: The father of former Swedish DJ Avicii has said that his son's suicide in Muscat last year was most likely unplanned.

In an interview with CNN, Klas Bergling spoke about the tragic loss of his son Tim “Avicii” Bergling. It was his first tv interview since the death of the superstar DJ in April of 2018.

Bergling says his son had not planned to kill himself, and described the "long talks" the pair had about his mental health and punishing touring schedule before his death last year. He had struggled to keep up with an unrelenting lifestyle and battled stage fright, addiction and depression throughout his career.

Avicii was one of the most successful touring DJs in the industry, having found global fame on the back of hits including "Wake Me Up" and "Hey Brother”. He was found dead in Muscat, Oman in April 2018, at the age of 28.

On the suicide not being planned, Bergling Sr said, "Our theory is not that he planned this suicide -- more that it was like a traffic accident. Many things happened and came into the same station, so to say, and brought him out of his control."

He added: "When he was in a bad situation he always used to call me. We talked a lot (about) his thoughts about life, his thoughts about meditation, love ... we had long talks, often one hour or so, over the ocean."

Although Tim seemingly looked happy in the lead up to his death, his father admitted: "If you are very happy or extremely happy, it's not so far to be unhappy ... small things can make you sad or move your balance and I think this is what happened."

News Source: CNN and Times News Service