Avicii's family announce funeral plans saying it will host only 'the people who were closest to him'

The Berglings released a statement regarding the arrangements

Ilana Kaplan
Tuesday 22 May 2018 19:22
The Chainsmokers and Halsey honour Avicii at the Billboard Music Awards

The family of Swedish DJ Avicii has announced funeral plans for the late musician asking that they remain private.

In a statement to Billboard, the family said: "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."

The 28-year-old music producer's body was found on April 20 in a hotel room in Oman.

Following his passing, his family released a statement calling him a "seeker" and "a fragile artistic soul searching for answers to existential questions."

"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 could not go on any longer. He wanted to find peace," they said following his death.

Before Bergling's death, he had been open about his health problems, including anxiety, pancreatitis and surgery he had to remove his gall bladder and pancreas.

His abrupt decision to retire from touring in 2016 stemmed from his ongoing heath issues.

Bergling, however, released what would be his final body of work one year following his retirement with his EP Avīci (01).

On Sunday night at the Billboard Music Awards, The Chainsmokers and Halsey paid tribute to the late DJ with a touching message about the impact of "Levels" and his influence on electronic music.

The musician's cause of death has yet to be revealed.

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