Avicii Looks Happy, Healthy In One Of Final Photos
Avicii looked happy and healthy in a photo reportedly taken only one day before he died.
TMZ obtained a shot of the DJ and producer, whose real name was Ted Bergling, chilling on a yacht with two friends.
The photo was reportedly taken Thursday off the shore of Muscat in Oman, where Avicii was vacationing. He was found dead Friday morning.
Although no official cause of death has been revealed, police said foul play is not suspected.
In the pic, he is flashing the peace sign with one hand and holding a drink in the other.
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It’s not known if the drink contained alcohol but Avicii said in 2013 that he quit booze after suffering pancreatitis.
"I was drinking way too much, partying in general way too much," he told Time. "Then I got a pancreatitis attack [at 21], which is very rare. So that forced me to do a 180 and stop drinking.
"I can still party. I just—I can be sober and party. It’s all a learning experience. I’ve gone out partying sober and I’ve met my new girlfriend from day one sober, and I’ve done everything sober. And I see how drunk everyone else is and I feel like, I kind of like not being hungover tomorrow."
In a tribute on Instagram, Diplo referred to Avicii's "demons." He wrote: "Maybe this wasn't the right place for you sometimes."
You set the precedent for the rest of us producers/ opened doors and set the trends . A real groundbreaker and influencer to all your peers . You should have lived to be 150.. but your music is gonna live forever . I'm not just saying that.. but you are the only one to always make timeless songs. You were the gold standard . You made me want try and make dance music when i first heard "seek bromance" . And then u kept making feel like shit cause you kept gettin better and i couldn't even mix a snare right .. you were the best of this generation . A real superstar 🌟 I know you had your demons and maybe this wasn't the right place for you sometimes , but we need to protect true artists like you at all costs because there are not enough left and we are losing too many .. be good Tim