Avicii's family speaks out for the first time since his death

scandal 24/04/2018

Family members of Swedish DJ Avicii have spoken out for the first time after his sudden death days ago.

The 28-year old, whose real name is Tim Bergling, was found dead in his hotel room in Oman on April 20 (local time) after years of battling health problems.

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Avicii's family has thanked members of the public for their support and condolences in a statement.

"We would like to thank you for the support and the loving words about our son and brother. We are so grateful for everyone who loved Tim's music and have precious memories of his songs," the Bergling family statement reads.

"Thank you for all the initiatives taken to honour Tim, with public gatherings, church bells ringing out his music, tributes at Coachella and moments of silence around the world.

"We are grateful for the privacy during this difficult time. Our wish is that it continues that way."

The cause of Bergling's death is still unknown, but Omani authorities have reportedly ruled out criminal suspicion.

Avicii was known for hits including 'Levels', 'Wake Me Up' and 'Hey Brother'. 

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