A source from TMz confirms that Avicii died of blood loss from a self inflicted injury days after the the public written letter from the family that indicated he died of suicide.
Tim Bergling was a Swedish DJ, musician, producer and remixer who went by his stage name Avicii.
On April 20th Bergling was found dead aged 28; no apparent cause of death were given instantly but on 21 April Omani Police in a statement ruled out foul play or any criminal suspicion involved in Bergling’s death.
Bergling’s family released an open letter on his death which implied suicide although they did not openly mention it, it stated “he really fought a battle with thoughts about the meaning of life and happiness. Now he could not go on any longer. He wanted to find peace.”
In 2010 he shot to fame with his Seek Bromance which reached the top 20 in numerous countries including the UK and France. In 2011 he released his hit song Levels which made his career breakthrough as an international artist since then he had collaborated with a lot of recognised artiste like Leona Lewis, Madonna and Alex Ebert.
In 2016, at the height of his career Bergling stopped touring and wrote a statement on his website in regards to his decision “I know I am blessed to be able to travel all around the world and perform, but I have too little left for the life of a real person behind the artist”.
Upon his decision to retire he went on to make music which was the direction he really wanted. He released his six track Avicii 01, Avicii said of the new release “I’m really excited to be back with music once again. It has been a long time since I released anything and a long time since I was this excited over new music! My focus on this first EP of the album was to get a mix of new and old songs: some that fans have been asking about and waiting for mixed with brand new songs that they haven’t heard before!”
So finding him dead on April 20th was unexpected as we all were awaiting to get new songs from him.
Suicide has always been a serious addressed issue but in recent years the count has increased more especially in males.
84 men die through suicide every week , the newest statistics shows the rate of male suicide across the UK is three times higher than that of female suicide rates.
There are a lot of charities that work to raise awareness on suicide, so why is there such a rise in male suicide?
Project 84″ is a stature figure installation by Mark Jenkins which stood on top of the ITV buildings as a representative of a specific individual who committed suicide.
Project 84″ have been campaigning to increase the awareness of male suicide their name is derived from the “84” men who commit suicide in the UK weekly.
Back in 2017, Prince Harry in an interview talked about his own mental issues “My way of dealing with it was sticking my head in the sand, refusing to ever think about my mum, because why would that help?” with this he encouraged the public to seek help if they are suffering from any mental issue.
David Chawner a comedian who lived with depression and anorexia for more than 10 years before seeking help. In an interview told us his battle and how he managed to survive.
As more men die of suicide in the UK is now up to us the public to spread the news to ensure everyone are aware of male suicide and how to seek help to avoid such increase in suicide.