Avicii’s body to be flown home to Sweden this week

Avicii’s body will be flown back to his home in Sweden this week after the DJ was found dead in Oman on Friday, according to multiple reports.

Avicii, real name Tim Bergling, was found dead in the city of Muscat on April 20 aged just 28, with no cause of death given.

It was earlier reported that the Grammy nominated star’s older brother David Bergling had flown to Oman to ‘seek answers’ about his passing.

Pictures taken in the days leading up to his death show him having fun with friends and taking pictures with fans.

Police investigating his death have "no criminal suspicion", a source in Oman’s police force claimed.

Two post-mortem examinations have been conducted and "we absolutely confirmed that there is no criminal suspicion of death", a source told Sky News .




Avicii had previously been open about his chronic health issues, having had both his appendix and gallbladder removed after being struck down with acute pancreatitis – brought on partly by excessive alcohol consumption – aged just 21 during a US tour.

“Yeah I was drinking way too much, partying in general way too much,” he told Time magazine of his 11 day hospitalisation in 2014. “Then I got a pancreatitis attack, which is very rare. So that forced me to do a 180 and stop drinking.”

Two years ago his DJ friend Laidback Luke – real name Lucas Cornelis van Scheppingen – eerily predicted that booze and the stresses of fame could cost the Wake Me Up star his life.


"The first few years of heavy touring can have a major impact on a person’s life, health and sanity," he wrote in Billboard magazine, claiming Avicii ‘looked terrible’ when he saw him in August 2015.

"He gave me a very sincere but oh-so-tired smile when he saw me. Soon after, he was on stage playing his amazing music — and that’s when it dawned on me. This wonderful and talented kid might not overcome his struggles," he continued.

"I envisioned my friend, now 26, joining the infamous ’27 club’ of music and film stars who died at that age. It sounds horrible but it’s the truth, and I can’t take back the ­overwhelming sense of frustration I felt.

"It was like ­watching Amy , the recent Amy Winehouse ­documentary… we all watched the spectacle, seeing tragedy unfold and not doing a damn thing."

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