Avicii Laid to Rest in Private Funeral

In April, news broke that the DJ had died at the age of 28

By Elyse Dupre Jun 11, 2018 5:22 PMTags

Avicii has been laid to rest in a private ceremony in Stockholm.

On Sunday, nightclub owner Jesse Waits shared a picture of the program from the service. The program listed the Swedish DJ's birth name, Tim Bergling, as well as the years of his life.

In addition to posting a photo of the program, Waits shared several photos of the two friends together along with a heart emoji.

In May, Avicii's rep confirmed there would be a private funeral for the artist. 

News of the DJ's death broke on April 20. According to his rep, he was found dead in Muscat, Oman. He was 28 years old. While the cause of death was not reported, Avicii's family later released a statement that implied he had died from apparent suicide.

"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," part of the statement read. "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. Tim was not made for the business machine he found himself in; he was a sensitive guy who loved his fans but shunned the spotlight."

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Before his death, Avicii released a number of popular hits, including "Wake Me Up" and "Hey Brother." He also received two Grammy nominations for his songs "Levels" and "Sunshine."

He announced his retirement from touring in 2016 after experiencing a series of health issues. From 2012 to 2014, he had pancreatitis, issues with his gallbladder and a "ruptured" appendix. He also experienced stress and anxiety.

The decision to retire seemed to be a positive one for Avicii.

"I just feel happy. I feel free at this point. Like I have my private life back and focusing on myself for the first time in a long time," he told The Hollywood Reporter in 2016. "This was obviously the hardest decision of my life so far. But so far it has paid off tremendously in terms of well-being for me. I'm happier than I have been in a very, very long time. Stress-free more than I have been in a very long time. I can't say I'm never going to have a show again. I just don't think I'm going to go back to the touring life."

Still, he didn't remain completely out of the spotlight. In 2017, he debuted the EP Avīci (01), which was nominated for a Billboard Music Award in the Top Dance/Electronic Album category.

Several celebrities and artists paid tribute to the artist on social media and at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards after his death.

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