The final words of Swedish DJ Avicii have been revealed as part of Måns Mosesson’s upcoming book, Tim - The Official Biography Of Avicii.
Avicii - real name Tim Bergling - shocked the world when he was found dead in a luxury hotel in Muscat, Oman, on 20 April 2018 after taking his own life at just 28-years-old.
The DJ's suicide came after he began experiencing battles with drug and alcohol addiction following a surge of fame thanks to the popularity of his music, including songs such as 'Wake Me Up' and 'Levels'.
Mosesson’s book, which is set to be released in January 2022, will depict how Bergling dealt with fame and substance abuse.
The author spoke to Bergling's parents, Anki and Klas Bergling, family, friends and colleagues to piece together his life story and obtained diary entries from the star's time in rehabilitation and hospital when battling his addictions.
Bergling wrote in his diary: "I had a hard time accepting never drinking again though strongly suggested from all doctors to wait at least a year before even having a beer.
"Of course, I didn’t listen to the majority of the doctors, I listened to the couple who said it was OK if I was careful.
"I was ignorant and naive and touring the world, still on the never-ending tour — because once you’ve circled it once, guess what?"
Another entry then read: "You start right back over again. Those days in hospital were the most anxiety and stress-free days I can remember the past six years, those were my true vacations, as depressing as it might sound.
"The relief of going from extreme pain to none, knowing that no one is expecting anything other than for you to wait it out and then recover was huge.
"It was an extreme relief considering the insane schedule I had kept up until that point."
The final message in his journal, which was written just one day before his death, said: "The shedding of the soul is the last attachment, before it restarts!"
Since Bergling's suicide, his parents have launched the Tim Bergling Foundation, a project that advocates for the recognition of suicide as a global health emergency and actively works to remove the stigma attached to suicide and mental health issues.
The foundation supports science-based organizations engaged in research and preventative actions against mental illness and suicide, particularly among young people.
It also supports aid work in areas where the DJ had a passion, including climate change, world hunger, and the preservation of wildlife and endangered species.
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