A local policeman from Oman reveals that there was no foul play involved in the tragic and unexpected death of electronic dance music star Avicii.
The Swedish DJ and music producer, whose real name Tim Bergling, was found lifeless while on vacation with friends in Muscat, the capital city of Oman, last Friday, April 20. He was 28 years old.
No Foul Play
A few days after the music star's passing was confirmed and reported, the local authorities have conducted an autopsy on his body and ruled out any suspicion or foul play. The news comes from a public broadcaster from Avicii's mother country of Sweden on Sunday, April 22.
"Two postmortems were carried out ... and we can confirm that there is no criminal suspicion in the death," confirmed the Royal Oman Police.
In addition, the artist has been cleared to return back home. His immediate family including his parents, sisters, and brother are currently in Oman to retrieve his remains. He is expected to be repatriated this week.
Stockholm Celebrates Avicii
Avicii's Swedish fans have gathered in Stockholm, his hometown, on Saturday, April 21, to mourn the passing of the singer and to celebrate his music. Bergling broke into the scene back in the late '00s as part of the same wave that saw the rose of Calvin Harris, David Guetta, and the Swedish House Mafia.
This weekend, thousands of people gathered at the Swedish capital for a tribute that started with a minute of silence and followed by hours of music and dancing. The event was organized through Facebook.
"Avicii would not have wanted us to stand still. This has been a fitting tribute," said a fan.
"Everything about this is so sad, but it felt natural to come here," stated another attendee.
Avicii's friends from the music industry took the stage to share their favorite memories of DJ.
Just an incredible photo of the people of Stockholm gathering this morning for an Avicii memorial ️ pic.twitter.com/wKYrrU6j93 — Dancing Astronaut (@dancingastro) April 21, 2018
Music Industry Mourns The Death Of Avicii
While he continued to make music and collaborate with several other artists including Coldplay and Madonna, Avicii announced his retirement from touring back in 2016 due to his health concerns. In the past, he has suffered from acute pancreatitis and had his gallbladder and appendix removed.
This weekend, people from all over the world paid tribute to the electronic music star.
@Avicii is in our hearts forever! pic.twitter.com/eyJGYWJvze — David Guetta (@davidguetta) April 22, 2018
Can't really describe in words how sad I feel right now.. thank you for inspiring me and millions others. RIP @Avicii pic.twitter.com/nthXoCiZqy — MARTIN GARRIX (@MartinGarrix) April 20, 2018
Still can't get over Avicii life is too short — WILL K #Tasty (@itsWILLK) April 23, 2018
Tim Bergling (Also known as Avicii) September 8, 1989 - April 20, 2018 AVICII's legacy will leave a mark in electronic dance music forever. Let's look back on all his greatest hits here ️ - https://t.co/RVYMyAphr6 - https://t.co/43nG4JGpbE Rest in Paradise, Tim. pic.twitter.com/fgAHNYvBlR — MCA Music Inc. (@mca_music) April 23, 2018
Thank you... @Avicii pic.twitter.com/aRrQvq0oNt — Happy-camper-0429 (@Moralesgeorgef) April 23, 2018
My mind doesn’t want to really sink in that Avicii is gone.
I just keep being smacked with the reality over and over and over.
Wow, he is really gone — Kιℓℓεr Quεεn (@BeatsOfLambert) April 23, 2018
In a beautiful tribute to the late Swedish musician, cathedral bells in the Dutch town of Utrecht rang out some of Avicii’s songs ️ pic.twitter.com/vKr0sfZnCq — news.com.au (@newscomauHQ) April 23, 2018