Avicii laid to rest seven weeks after death

Avicii has been laid to rest in a private funeral.

The DJ (real name Tim Bergling) — who apparently took his own life at the age of 28 — was honored by his family and friends in the service, which was held at Skogskyrkogården in his hometown of Stockholm on Sunday.

One of his close pals, Jesse Waits, shared a picture of the order of service from the ceremony.

The poignant picture was taken with a red rose lying next to it.

The order of service featured musical notes and read: “Tim Bergling 1989 – 2018.”

His brother-in-law Joakim Sterner also shared a picture of himself paying respects.

Avicii battled anxiety in the years prior to his death.

His body was found in Oman in April.

After the tragic news was revealed, his family released a statement and said they would be holding a private service for him.

A spokesperson told Billboard: “There have been many inquiries regarding the funeral arrangements for Tim Bergling, known by music fans as Avicii.

“The Bergling family has now confirmed that the funeral will be private, in the presence of the people who were closest to Tim.


“They kindly ask media to respect this. There is no additional information forthcoming.”

DJ Pete Tong said Avicii’s death was a wake-up call to the music industry after his struggle was revealed in a documentary.

Speaking at the International Music Summit in Ibiza, Tong said: “His death puts the spotlight firmly back on our industry.

“Ten years ago when we started IMS, we talked about how electronic music was going to break America and take over the world.

“To a large extent those things happened and still are.

“But we weren’t supposed to die chasing the dream. This is a wake-up call.”

Referencing the struggle Avicii went through before his death, Tong said: “We’ve lost one of the most talented and successful artists of his generation.

“He was the first to make music influenced by his peers and then join them within 12 months.

“It was all so soon, so young, he had no training, there was no introduction, there is no manual for this. He had never even had a proper job.”

His family have also spoken about his struggles to find peace.

They described him as “a seeker, a fragile artistic soul searching for answers for existential questions.”

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