On April 20, the iconic musician known as Avicii, Tim Bergling, tragically took his own life in Muscat, Oman. Avicii’s death sent shockwaves around the world as his fans learned of his tragic death.
Avicii was a beloved musician who rose to international fame after his 2013 hit pop song, “Wake Me Up” began to be played around the world. Unfortunately, it seems that the life of stardom took its toll on the talented DJ.
According to a statement his family made, “Tim was not made for the business machine he found himself in; he was a sensitive guy who loved his fans but shunned the spotlight … He really struggled with thoughts about Meaning, Life, Happiness. He could not go on any longer. He wanted to find peace.”
Further details have now been released on the case, including Tim’s cause of death. According to the reports, Tim broke a bottle and used a shard of glass to cut himself, causing him to bleed out.
Tim’s loss draws attention to the crisis that is suicide in the current day and reminds all of us to be aware of what those around us may be going through.
If you or a loved one is struggling with depression or suicidal thoughts and tendencies, there are resources available to help. Reach out to those around you, and if you feel like you can’t talk to them for any reason, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK.
Please pray for Tim’s family as they face this devastating loss, as he will be sorely missed by all who had the wonderful honor of knowing and caring for him.
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