Swedish DJ Avicii’s final words have been revealed in Måns Mosesson’s upcoming book, Tim — The Official Biography Of Avicii.
Avicii — real name Tim Bergling — shocked the world when he was found dead in a luxury hotel in Muscat, Oman, on April 20, 2018 after committing suicide at just 28 years old.
The DJ’s suicide came after he began battling drug and alcohol addiction after a wave of fame thanks to the popularity of his music, including songs such as “Wake Me Up” and “Levels” .
Mosesson’s book, due out in January 2022, will describe how Bergling dealt with fame and drug addiction.
The author spoke with Bergling’s parents, Anki and Klas Bergling, family, friends and colleagues to piece together her life story and obtained diary notes on the time the star spent in rehabilitation and in the hospital when he was battling his addictions.
Bergling wrote in his diary: “I had a hard time coming to terms with never drinking again, although all the doctors strongly suggested waiting at least a year before even having a beer.
“Of course I didn’t listen to the majority of the doctors, I listened to the couple who said it was OK if I was careful.
“I was ignorant and naive and circled the world, always on the never-ending tour — because once you circled it once, guess what?”
Another entry then read: “You are starting over from the beginning. Those days in the hospital were the most anxious and stress free days I can remember in the past six years, this is my real vacation, as depressing as it may be. to appear.
“The relief of going from extreme pain to no pain, knowing that no one else expects you, wait for it and then recover was tremendous.
“It was an extreme relief considering the insane schedule I had followed so far.”
The last post in her diary, written just a day before her death, read: “The outpouring of the soul is the last attachment, before it begins again!”
Since Bergling’s suicide, his parents have started the Tim Bergling Foundation, a project that advocates for recognition of suicide as a global health emergency and actively works to eliminate the stigma associated with suicide and mental health issues.
The foundation supports scientific organizations engaged in research and preventive actions against mental illness and suicide, especially among young people.
It also supports aid work in areas where the DJ had a passion, including climate change, global hunger and the preservation of endangered wildlife and species.
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