'I'm going to die': Avicii predicted his own death last year

Sarah Carty
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

While most of the world is still in shock over the news that 28-year-old DJ Avicii tragically passed away last weekend, fans have begun sharing an eerie video of the star predicting his own death.

In footage from a documentary called Avicii: True Stories, which was released last year, Avicii, whose real name was Tim Bergling, can be heard voicing his concerns over his hectic schedule and his discomfort in the spotlight.

The show revealed that Avicii played 813 shows between 2008 and 2016 and saw him explaining the reason he was putting a stop to performing live.

Avicii passed away last Friday in Oman. Photo: Getty Images

“I have told them this. I won’t be able to play anymore,” Avicci says in the video.

“I have said, like, I’m going to die.

“I have said it so many times. And so I don’t want to hear that I should entertain the thought of doing another gig.”

Health issues plagued Avicii’s career since way back in 2012, when he was hospitalised for 11 days with acute pancreatitis, which stemmed from excessive drinking.

Then in 2013, his health issues returned, but it’s believed his work schedule put him off having his gallbladder removed.

The Superstar DJ hinted at his struggles in a documentary released last year. Photo: YouTube

However, things got worse for the young DJ in 2014 when his appendix burst.

While he then had his gallbladder removed, his work scheduled remained unchanged.

He eventually retired in 2016 due to his health conditions, telling the Hollywood Reporter at the time: “I’m happier than I have been in a very very long time.

“Stress-free more than I have been in a very long time.

“I can’t say I’m never going to have a show again. I just don’t think I’m going to go back to the touring life.”

Avicii said in the documentary that he was uncomfortable being in the spotlight. Photo: YouTube

Sadly, news surfaced last Friday that the 28-year-old had been found dead in Oman and his family have since come out to thank fans for their support during this hard time.

“We would like to thank you for the support and the loving words about our son and brother,” his family said in an emotional statement.

“We are so grateful for everyone who loved Tim’s music and have precious memories of his songs.

 

He had also played an incredible 813 shows in just eight years. Photo: Getty Images

“Thank you for all the initiatives taken to honor Tim, with public gatherings, church bells ringing out his music … 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.”


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