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Avicii's family release private funeral plans

scandal 23/05/2018

The family of Swedish DJ Avicii have confirmed that his funeral will not be open to the public.

Avicii - whose real name is Tim Bergling - allegedly took his life on 20th April, aged 28.

Family of the star said in a statement they wish to make his funeral service a private event.

“There have been many inquiries regarding the funeral arrangements for Tim Bergling, known by music fans as Avicii,” they began in a statement issued to Billboard magazine.

“The Bergling family has now confirmed that the funeral will be private, in the presence of the people who were closest to Tim,” the statement continued.

“They kindly ask media to respect this. There is no additional information forthcoming,” the family added.

Avicii — who announced his retirement from touring in 2016 due to ill health — was found dead in a hotel in the city, Muscat, in the Arabian Peninsula nation of Oman.