Avicii’s father sends passionate message to Swedish DJ’s fans
Klas Bergling, the father of Swedish DJ Avicii, has sent a passionate message to his fans following the 28-year-old’s tragic death.
Avicii, real name Tim Bergling, was found dead on April 20th in Muscat, Oman, after taking his own life with a broken glass. The tragic death came after he had previously suggested his issues with alcohol where blighting his career.
As tributes continue to be published in respect of Avicii’s work, fans then voted in their thousands in order to see his song ‘Without You’ claim the award for Song of the Year at the Swedish Rockbjörnen ceremony in Stockholm.
Avicii’s father, who attended the ceremony in honour of his son, took the chance to thank fans for their unrelenting support: “I am happy to have been given the opportunity to be here tonight to say thank you for this amazing award that you have rewarded Tim and Sandro [Avicii’s collaborator] and to every one of you who has voted for ‘Without You’; an amazing song,” he said.
“But also, and perhaps foremost, to say thank you for all and every amazing tribute you have given Tim and his music. From all his fans and others, from churches, schools, festivals and so many more.”
Closing his speech, Bergling added: “It’s been almost incomprehensible and it has warmed our hearts, all of the family, during this hard time – so again, a big thank you to everyone.”