Avicii’s heartbreaking final hours before his death at the age of 28 are revealed in an emotional documentary
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Avicii’s heartbreaking final hours before his death at the age of 28 are revealed in an emotional documentary

The music world mourned in April 2018 when it was announced that DJ Avicii had taken his own life after years of substance abuse and mental health problems.

Swedish DJ Avicii was a global superstar when he took his own life at the age of 28 (Getty Paintings)

Tragic new details are emerging about Avicii’s final days before he took his own life at the age of just 28.

The world was shocked when it was announced on April 20, 2018, that the Swedish DJ – whose real name was Tim Bergling – had died. The Wake Me Up hitmaker was found dead in a luxury hotel room in Oman after he was reportedly found with wounds to his back. his neck and wrists.

Avicii has previously spoken about his fear of dying if he continues to fly around the world to perform night after night in major clubs where he can be paid almost a million pounds for a single live performance. This led to his decision to retire from touring in 2016, along with his struggles with drugs, alcoholism and mental health. A life of alcohol, Red Bull, cigarettes and fast food also forced him to have his gallbladder and appendix removed, and he suffered from acute pancreatitis, partly caused by heavy drinking.

A new documentary titled Avicii: I’m Tim claims that towards the end of his life he was so addicted to painkillers that he looked like a “zombie”. The never-before-seen footage features his friends, family and famous pals such as Nile Rogers and Coldplay’s Chris Martin, with whom he collaborated. They reflect on the hardships of touring for the world-famous DJ, who rose to fame as a teenager and performed more than 800 shows in six years, sometimes playing in two cities in one night.

Avicii rose to fame with huge hits like Wake Me Up and Hey Brother (AFP/Getty Images)

The Daily Mail reports that Jesse Waits, a Las Vegas nightclub manager who “became like a brother to Avicii,” recalls the moment he found out his friend was struggling with addiction. He said: “I realized he was taking painkillers. I grew up in a family that did drugs and I saw people taking opiates and their eyes changing. The pin, the little black parts of their eyes.

“His eyes were wide open like a zombie, he wasn’t there. During dinner, his demeanor changed and his eyes widened. This changes everything. These pills change the way you behave and feel. You wake up feeling like crap and have to drink another drink to feel good. For him, it was supposed to quell his anxiety, but it only made him more anxious.

Avicii also appears in the film, giving one of his last interviews before his tragic death, and talks about his addictions: “I realized how stiff I was when I wasn’t drinking, so I found a magic cure of having a few drinks before going out to loosen you up. Revealing how it went down afterwards, the star – who admitted she was “a lot happier before I became famous” – added: ‘I just took everything I could get. I didn’t realize it could be done on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. But once it opens, you will be able to travel all year round. I was killing myself. The tour got even crazier as the fees kept increasing…it all went very quickly from there.

In a heartbreaking statement released after his death, his family wrote: “Our beloved Tim was a seeker, a gentle artistic soul searching for answers to existential questions. A perfectionist who achieved a lot, traveled and worked hard at a pace that led to extreme stress.