Heartbreaking new details are emerging about Avicii’s final days before his death at the age of 28
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Heartbreaking new details are emerging about Avicii’s final days before his death at the age of 28

Heartbreaking new details are emerging about Avicii's final days before his death at the age of 28

Avicii died in April 2018 at the age of 28

Warning: This article contains discussion of suicide that some readers may find disturbing.

New details have come to light about Avicii’s final days before his death in 2018 at the age of 28.

The Swedish music artist became famous throughout his career for hits such as “Levels” and “Wake Me Up”, and thanks to his collaborations with several famous personalities such as Flo Rida, David Guetta and Rita Ora, he became one of the most recognized names in the world of music .

Unfortunately, Avicii, or rather Tim Bergling, continually struggled with fame, attention and the demands of touring throughout his life. He was found dead by suicide in April 2018.

The Swedish artist struggled with fame.  (Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

The Swedish artist struggled with fame. (Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

A new documentary about the DJ’s life has appeared online, titled Avicii: I’m Timwhich premiered on Sunday (June 9), over six years since the artist’s tragic death.

It was released at the Tribeca Film Festival, with a wider release yet to be announced.

The film stars the artist himself, presenting a chilling narrative taken from an interview given at the end of his career, as well as exclusive archival materials and other previously unpublished interviews with the artist himself.

Additionally, interviews with his family, friends and colleagues in the music industry such as Chris Martin and Nile Rodgers, among others, are a heartfelt tribute to a misunderstood genius.

He admits that he suffered from paralyzing anxiety and even admitted that he was “killing” himself with non-stop concerts.

The documentary focuses on Bergling, the man who is Avicii, who, in his own words, goes through the journey of his career, and viewers watch the development of a shy, brilliant musical talent who would go on to produce the music that would define his Generation.

Waits, a managing partner of a Las Vegas nightclub who was close to the artist, revealed that he realized the artist had “lost it” at some point, explaining: “His eyes were wide open like a zombie, he wasn’t there. During dinner, his demeanor changed and his eyes widened.”

He explained that trying to suppress anxiety with substances inadvertently creates even more anxiety.

Avicii's last days were very difficult.  (Johnny Nunez/WireImage)

Avicii’s last days were very difficult. (Johnny Nunez/WireImage)

The day before his death, a traveler in Oman, the country where Avicii died, called his father to raise concerns about the Swede’s meditation practices.

The artist cried, did not speak, did not want to eat and sat in the merciless Arab heat.

One of Avicii’s chilling final lyrics was: “‘Rejecting the soul is the last attachment before it begins again!’

The iconic artist performed more than 800 shows in six years after breaking into the mainstream with his hit “Levels” in 2011, with tours sometimes including two shows in one night.

Unfortunately, mental problems, drugs and alcohol caught up with him, and in 2016 the artist stopped giving concerts for good.

If you have been affected by any of these problems and want to talk to someone in confidence, don’t torture yourself. Call Samaritans free of charge on their anonymous 24-hour hotline on 116 123.

Featured Image: Johnny Nunez/WireImage / Kevin Mazur/WireImage

Topics: music, celebrities, world news, mental health