Swedish DJ Avicii Laid to Rest at Private Funeral in Stockholm

Swedish DJ and music producer, Avicii, 28, who committed suicide, has been laid to rest in a private ceremony in his hometown of Stockholm.

Avicii, whose real name was Tim Bergling, was found dead in the city of Muscat, Oman, on April 20, was buried in a private ceremony which held on Sunday at Skogskyrkogården, a cemetery in southern Stockholm which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Avicii’s friend Jesse Waits, a US entrepreneur and nightclub owner posted a picture on Instagram of the funeral order of service, simply captioned with a heart emoji.

Read the family’s open letter, published last Thursday.

‘Our beloved Tim was a seeker, a fragile artistic soul who always carried great existential questions.

‘An overperforming perfectionist who travelled and worked hard at a tempo which led to extremely difficult stress.

‘When he stopped touring, he wanted to find a balance in life to feel good and be able to do what he loved the most – music.’

‘He truly battled thoughts about the Meaning, Life, Happiness.

‘Now, he could not go on any more. He wanted peace.

‘Tim was not made for the machinery he ended up in, he was a sensitive guy who loved his fans, but shunned the spotlight,’ the statement read.

‘Tim, you will forever be loved and missed. Who you were and your music will carry on the memory of you.

‘We love you, the family’.

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