Avicii Family, Wedding Pics | Age, Biography, Wiki, Wife, Daughter, Son
Born: September 8, 1989, Stockholm, Sweden
Died: April 20, 2018, Muscat, Oman
Siblings: Anton Körberg, David Bergling, Linda Sterner
Did you know: Avicii’s “Wake Me Up!” is the eighth-most downloaded song in the United Kingdom (1,340,000+).
Tim Bergling (Swedish: [tɪm ²bærjlɪŋ]; 8 September 1989 – 20 April 2018), better known by his stage name Avicii (/əˈviːtʃi/), was a Swedish musician, DJ, remixer and record producer.
Bergling began his career at age 16 posting his remixes in online forums of electronic music, which led him to sign his first record label deal. He rose to prominence in 2011 with his breakthrough single “Levels”.
His debut studio album, True (2013), featured electronic music blended with elements of several music genres and received generally positive reviews from music critics.
It peaked within the top ten in more than fifteen countries and topped the Australian, Swedish, Danish and US dance charts. It was supported by the lead single “Wake Me Up”, which topped most music markets in Europe and reached number four in the US.
In 2015 he released his second studio album, Stories, and in 2017 he released an EP titled Avīci (01). In 2016, he retired from touring due to health reasons. He died on 20 April 2018 near Muscat, Oman at the age of 28.
His catalogue of music also included the singles “I Could Be the One” with Nicky Romero, “You Make Me”, “X You”, “Hey Brother”, “Addicted to You”, “The Days”, “The Nights”, “Waiting for Love”, “Without You” and “Lonely Together”.
Bergling was nominated for Grammy Awards for his work on “Sunshine” with David Guetta in 2012 and his track “Levels” in 2013. Several music publications credit Bergling as among the DJs who ushered electronic music into top 40 radio in the early 2010s
In January 2012, Bergling was hospitalized for 11 days in New York City with acute pancreatitis caused by excessive alcohol use. In 2014, Bergling underwent surgery and had both his appendix and gallbladder removed.
In 2016, Bergling’s health deteriorated and he subsequently retired from performing live. Bergling spoke publicly about his health problems and pressure from his management in the 2017 documentary Avicii: True Stories, in which he is shown working from his hospital bed.
Bergling died on 20 April 2018 near Muscat, Oman, at the age of 28; no cause of death was immediately given. On 21 April 2018, the Omani police stated that there is “no criminal suspicion” or evidence of foul play in Bergling’s death.
On 26 April, his family released an open letter about Bergling’s death, implying suicide, although not explictly mentioning it, stating “he really fought a battle with thoughts about the meaning of life and happiness. Now he could not go on any longer.
He wanted to find peace”
Real Name Tim Bergling
Nickname(s) Avicii, Tim Berg, Tim Lidén, Tom Hangs, Timberman
Profession(s) Musician, DJ, Record producer
Famous For Being counted among world’s most successful DJs
Avicii as DJ
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.) in centimeters- 180 cm
in meters- 1.80 m
in feet inches- 5’ 11”
Weight (approx.) in kilograms- 75 kg
in pounds- 165 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.) – Chest: 40 inches
– Waist: 32 inches
– Biceps: 14 inches
Eye Colour Blue
Hair Colour Blond
Date of Birth 8 September 1989
Birthplace Stockholm, Sweden
Date of Death 20 April 2018
Place of Death Muscat, Oman
Age (at the time of death) 28 Years
Death Cause Acute pancreatitis due to excessive drinking (Suspected)
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Virgo
Signature Avicii signature
Hometown Stockholm, Sweden
School Not Known
Educational Qualification High school graduate
Debut Singles: “Sound of Now” (2008)
Album: True (2013)
Ethnicity Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
Food Habit Non-Vegetarian
Address A 7,000 square ft. mansion in Hollywood Hollywood Hills, California, USA
Avicii house in Hollywood Hills
Hobbies Travelling, Skiing, Playing video games, Reading
Awards & Achievements 2013- American Music Award for Favorite Electronic Dance Music Artist
2013- International Dance Music Award for Best Artist (Solo)
2013- MTV Europe Music Award for Best Swedish Act and Best Electronic
2014- Billboard Music Award for Top Dance/Electronic Song
2014- Echo Music Award for Electronic Dance Music National/International
2014- iHeartRadio Music Award for EDM Song of the Year for the song “Wake Me Up”
2014- Teen Choice Award for Choice EDM Song “Wake Me Up”
2014- World Music Award for World’s Best Electronic Dance Artist and World’s Best Swedish Act
Tattoo(s) Left arm- Gorilla and women wrapped in bandages
Avicii left arm tattoo
Right forearm- A boy hiding flowers and a girl hiding a gun
Avicii right forearm tattoo
Controversies Not Known
Girls, Affairs and More
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Unmarried
Affairs/Girlfriends Emily Goldberg (2011-2013)
Avicii with his Ex-girlfriend Emily Goldberg
Racquel Natasha Bettencourt (2013-2014)
Avicii with his Ex-girlfriend Racquel Natasha Bettencourt
Children Son- None
Parents Father- Klas Bergling
Mother- Anki Liden (Actress)
Siblings Brothers- Anton Körberg, David Bergling
Sister- Linda Sterner
Avicii with his siblings
Favourite Food(s) Crepes, Sushi
Favourite Beverage Burn energy drink
Favourite Video Game Grand Theft Auto 5
Favourite Musician/Band(s) Kiss, Daft Punk, Laidback Luke, Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso
Favourite Dog Breed Puli
Favourite TV Show(s) Arrested Development, South Park
Favourite Book Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
Favourite Fashion Brand Denim & Supply – Ralph Lauren
Favourite Hotel The Peninsula Shanghai in Shanghai, China
Favourite Restaurant(s) Nobu in California
D.O.M. in Sao Paulo
Favourite Market Östermalms Saluhall in Stockholm
Car Collection Volvo
Avicii – Volvo
Salary $28 million/year
Net Worth $85 million
Some Lesser Known Facts About Avicii
Avicii was fasinated towards remixing since his childhood and did his first DJ gig at a prom for 40 teens during his school days. Avicii childhood photo
He started remixing and making tracks at his home at the age of 18.
His mother is a renowned Swedish actress who starred in the Oscar-nominated film ‘My Life as a Dog’ (1985).
His manager, Ash Pournouri, was the one who first noticed his talent. After watcing Avicii’s content uploaded on various blogs, Ash messaged him on Facebook to meet him, and later made a pivotal role in moving his carrer in the right direction.
He got his stage name “Avicii”, a Buddhist word, on suggestion of his friend, which means “the lowest level of Buddhist hell.”
In 2007, he signed with the Defjitts Plays label, and after 3 long years, he released the song “Seek Bromance” that reached to the top 20 in Belgium, France, the Netherlands, the UK, and Sweden.
In 2010, he signed with the European A&R team with EMI Music Publishing.
He rose to fame after his deadly combination with David Guetta in “Sunshine” that was nominated in the Grammy Awards for Best Dance recording in 2012.
He liked wearing placid shirts.
He always used to carry a MacBook Pro.
In 2016, he stopped touring and announed about it through an open letter in which he said, “I know I am blessed to be able to travel all around the world and perform, but I have too little left for the life of a real person behind the artist.”
On 20 April 2018, he was found dead in Muscat, Oman, in the afternoon.