Avicii, born Stockholm, Sweden, as Tim Begling. Found deceased Muscat, Oman – aged 28.
Avicii – the showman will be remembered as a pusher of boundaries. A 16 year old prodigy, who would go onto become among the forerunners of the EDM takeover of the pop music charts post 2010.
Avicii is a story spoilt by success, with copious premonitions of an oncoming conclusion. The elbow grease of a life on the road, weighed down too heavily on the traveller. Alcohol dependency, and stress lead to premature and severe health problems, and an eventual death. Avicii had taken an indefinite hiatus from touring since 2016.
Feeling my way through the darkness Guided by a beating heart I can’t tell where the journey will end But I know where to start They tell me I’m too young to understand They say I’m caught up in a dream Well life will pass me by if I don’t open up my eyes Well that’s fine by me
Lyrics – Wake me up -Avicii
Avicii ‘is a developing story.’ – quote Rolling Stone. Oman police initially found no proof of foul play, or criminal intentions in the death. As VersesInked went to words, a heartfelt remembrance, and a note of appreciation towards the fans was released by the artist’s family. May the family, friends and fans find peace in their time of loss. A parallel storyline speculating a possible suicide has started taking over the internet.
Avicii – True stories, is a documentary written, produced and directed by Levan Tsikurishvilli, chronicles the life and time of the artist – the stage, the rush, the ricochet, the man, the entertainer, the money making machine, the phenomenon.
Avicii, as per Buddhism, is the lowest rung of hell. The artist, an existentialist, as may be inferred, had taken to the screen name, as his given name had already been taken up on myspace.