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DJ Avicii's ‘Devastated’ Family Arrive in Oman To Collect His Body

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DJ Avicii's ‘Devastated’ Family Arrive in Oman To Collect His Body

Following the tragic news of DJ Avicii's death, his family has arrived in Muscat, Oman where his body was found.

The Mail Online reports that Oman officials confirmed his parents, brother, and two sisters are in the country to bring his body back to Sweden - his home country. Understandably, they are reported to be 'completely devastated'.

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Credit: PA

In a statement to People Magazine, police announced: "He is survived by his parents, two brothers and sister - who are all completely devastated."

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The 'Wake Me Up' DJ, whose real name was Tim Bergling, died on 20 April while on holiday in Oman.

Avicii's agent confirmed the news in a statement on Friday, which read: "It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii.

"He was found dead in Muscat, Oman this Friday afternoon local time, April 20th. The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this difficult time. No further statements will be given."

Avicii fans gather for a minute's silence at a memorial in Stockholm. Credit: PA
Avicii fans gather for a minute's silence at a memorial in Stockholm. Credit: PA
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So far, two post-mortems have reportedly been carried out, with Oman police stating: "We absolutely confirm there is no criminal suspicion of death."

While the cause of death is yet to be confirmed, the musician's health has been in the spotlight before, having suffered from acute pancreatitis due in part to excessive drinking.

In the past Avicii struggled with addiction, was hospitalised twice for alcohol-related issues, and had his gallbladder removed in 2014, which led to him cancelling a string of performances in order to recover.

Earlier today, thousands of people gathered to mourn the death at Sergels Torg in central Stockholm. Social media has been awash with posts from fans sharing photos and videos from the memorial.

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Tributes have been flying in from all over the world, with many shocked and saddened by the death of the international DJ. It was a particular shock for those on holiday with Avicii, who said he was in good spirits during the trip.

DJ Maitrai Joshi, who met the famous producer last weekend, told Norwegian paper VG: "He was very nice, in good shape. Last Friday they were out on a boat, and the day after I know he was having dinner with friends.

"This is shocking news. I do not know what might have happened. He was very nice and happy."

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Topics: avicii, Music, Sweden

Daisy Phillipson
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