Still hurting
The painful loss of a young star
Many questions
'Tim - The Official Biography of Avicii'
A sincere and heartfelt biography
Avicii's diary
The sadness in his life
Couldn't stay sober
The endless tour
Acute pancreatitis at the age of 24
Trying to calm himself before a set
First-hand accounts of Avicii's life
Rehab and hospitals
Heartbreaking passages in his journal
Hospital as a vacation
Addictions
Life saved in 2015
Simple explanation for a genius
Tried to stay clean
Meditation became obsession
The end
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Hours before he died, Avicii wrote these last words in his journal
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Still hurting

On April 20, 2018, with only 28 years old, one of the best DJs in the world took his own life in a hotel in Oman.

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Hours before he died, Avicii wrote these last words in his journal
(2/24)
The painful loss of a young star

The death of Sweden's Avicii paralyzed music fans, leaving a void in the world of electronic music that four years later has not been filled.

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Hours before he died, Avicii wrote these last words in his journal
(3/24)
Many questions

There have been many questions that friends, family and fans have asked about Avicii's death.

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Hours before he died, Avicii wrote these last words in his journal
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'Tim - The Official Biography of Avicii'

Some of these questions were answered in 'Tim - The Official Biography of Avicii'. The title refers to Tim Bergling, Avicii's real name. It contains, among other things, excerpts from the DJ's personal diary and the statements he made to his closest circle of friends and family.

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Hours before he died, Avicii wrote these last words in his journal
(5/24)
A sincere and heartfelt biography

The author, renowned Swedish journalist Mans Mosesson, spared no details when writing the book. From substance abuse to mental health problems, and the thoughts that led him to take his own life, the biography takes a tour of the DJ's complicated life.

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Hours before he died, Avicii wrote these last words in his journal
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Avicii's diary

The diary, cited in the book, collects the last words of Avicii, hours before he took his own life on that fateful spring day in 2018.

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Hours before he died, Avicii wrote these last words in his journal
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"The shedding of the soul..."

"The shedding of the soul is the last attachment, before it restarts." That was the last thought Avicii recorded in his diary before taking his own life.

 

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Hours before he died, Avicii wrote these last words in his journal
(8/24)
The sadness in his life

Before that sad statement, suggesting a deep void in the way he experienced his life, the DJ had talked about the ways in which he considered his existence to be very tough.

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Hours before he died, Avicii wrote these last words in his journal
(9/24)
Couldn't stay sober

"I had a hard time accepting never to drink again, although all the doctors strongly suggested that I wait at least a year before I had a beer," Avicii recounted in his diary on one of his last days. "I didn’t listen to most of the doctors, I listened to my partner who said it was okay if I was careful."

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Hours before he died, Avicii wrote these last words in his journal
(10/24)
The endless tour

But being careful was very difficult on tour. "I was ignorant and naive," Avicii wrote, "and I was touring the world, still on an endless tour, because once you've been around the world, guess what? You start all over again from the beginning."

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Hours before he died, Avicii wrote these last words in his journal
(11/24)
Acute pancreatitis at the age of 24

When he was only 24 years old, in 2014, Avicii's gallbladder and appendix were removed. He had acute pancreatitis caused by excessive alcohol consumption.

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Hours before he died, Avicii wrote these last words in his journal
(12/24)
Trying to calm himself before a set

"If I don't drink, I get more and more nervous before I play," the DJ said in his own documentary: 'Avicii: True Stories.' "Alcohol slows down my nerves."

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Hours before he died, Avicii wrote these last words in his journal
(13/24)
First-hand accounts of Avicii's life

The story of Avicii's biography was confirmed by the DJ's family, friends and acquaintances, including his parents, Anki and Klas Bergling, with whom the author was in permanent contact during the book's preparation.

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Hours before he died, Avicii wrote these last words in his journal
(14/24)
Rehab and hospitals

The biography recounts how the artist went in and out of rehab, spent a lot of time in hospitals, and even overdosed.

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Hours before he died, Avicii wrote these last words in his journal
(15/24)
"When he traveled and made music he was happy"

Avicii's father said in an interview after his death that he tried to convince his son to stop touring every day, for years. "The business absorbs you and Tim was too successful. But when he traveled and made music he was happy," his dad said. "He had his ups and downs but he was productive and creative. As parents, we could only sit in Stockholm and hope he would come home to rest."

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Hours before he died, Avicii wrote these last words in his journal
(16/24)
Heartbreaking passages in his journal

Interestingly, in reference to hospitals, the DJ himself leaves a heartbreaking passage in his journal. It shows how complicated fame was for him, despite the recognition and money he had already gained at his age.

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Hours before he died, Avicii wrote these last words in his journal
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Hospital as a vacation

"Those days in the hospital were the most stress and anxiety-free days I can remember in the last six years. Those were my real vacations, as depressing as it may seem," he wrote with regard to his recovery in the hospital after undergoing surgery of acute pancreatitis.

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Hours before he died, Avicii wrote these last words in his journal
(18/24)
"From extreme pain to none"

"The relief of going from extreme pain to none, knowing that no one expects anything else than to wait and then recover was enormous. It was a relief, considering the insane schedule I had maintained up to that point," he confessed to his diary.

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Hours before he died, Avicii wrote these last words in his journal
(19/24)
Addictions

Regarding his addictions, Avicii also dedicated pages and pages to narrate in his diary the hell he went through.

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Hours before he died, Avicii wrote these last words in his journal
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Life saved in 2015

In one of the passages, he recalls the days after his rehabilitation in Ibiza (Spain) in 2015. At that time, he was 25 years old. He narrates in great detail the pain he suffered until his family intervened and literally saved his life.

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Hours before he died, Avicii wrote these last words in his journal
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Simple explanation for a genius

"I needed them to explain things to me logically and in the style of a caveman to really understand my condition and the way it was hurting me," he says in the diary.

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Hours before he died, Avicii wrote these last words in his journal
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Tried to stay clean

Most painful for those who loved him, were the moments in which he told them he would follow a straight path again. "The Tim of the future will deal with pain, he will face things better," Avicii predicted in that distant 2015. But it didn't work out that way.

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Hours before he died, Avicii wrote these last words in his journal
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Meditation became obsession

One of the avenues he took to improve his life was meditation. He dedicated 20 minutes a day to meditate under the method of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. For a while it worked for him, but then it actually became harmful. Avicii could not stop: he spent hours on the meditation rather than the recommended 20 minutes.

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Hours before he died, Avicii wrote these last words in his journal
(24/24)
The end

It all ended on April 20, 2018. Avicii, a huge talent, had to deal with so many demons that they ended up devouring him. Now, after the first shock is over, his musical legacy remains valid and his memoires will surely help many people who experience similar problems.

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