What inspired AVICII to spend the nights

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After the surprising death of the Swedish star DJ Avicii in a hotel in the capital of Oman, Muscat, the cause remains a mystery for the time being. "We have all the information, we know what happened, but we will not give it to the public," a police spokesman was quoted on Saturday by the Swedish broadcaster SVT.

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The police spokesman added that there was no search for suspects. One suspects in connection with the death of the musician "no crime", as it was also said. The 28-year-old Tim Bergling, as Avicii's real name was, was found dead on Friday at the Muscat Hills Resort. The musician had spent his vacation there.

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Bergling at a 2013 concert in New York

"Enjoyed his time here and was friendly to everyone"

The management of the hotel also went public with a statement on Saturday: They had received a large number of calls and messages about Avicii, but would not share any details about the prominent guest in order to protect privacy, the hotel wrote on Instagram.

“All we can confirm is that he visited the Muscat Hills Resort, was extremely nice to our staff and acted like any other guest.” The hotel also said: “Avicii seemed without a doubt in a good mood his, enjoyed his time here and was friendly to everyone. ”They express their condolences to their family, friends and all fans.

As Muscat Hills Resort, we have been receiving excessive amount of calls and messages with regards to the unfortunate death of Mr. Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii. Due to privacy reasons, we are unable to provide details with regards to any of our guests' visit or stay, however, all we can confirm is that Avicii did visit Muscat Hills Resort and throughout his visit he was extremely kind to all our staff and acted like any of our regular guests. Avicii definitely did seem to be in good spirits while enjoying his time and he was also very friendly with everyone. As much as we enjoyed his company here at Muscat Hills Resort, we are extremely sad to hear and read all the recent news and therefore we would like to express our sincere condolences to his family, friends and all his fans. We will be dedicating our coming Beats by the Beach party on 27th April 2018 in memory of Avicii and have our Bay Lights on throughout the night to keep his spirit. Thank you and kind regards, Muscat Hills Resort Management #avicii #rip #youwillbemissed #restinpeace #ripavicii #aviciiforever #djavicii #oman #omannews #aviciifan #aviciithebest

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Out and about with friends

According to the Times of Oman newspaper, Avicii stayed with friends in the five-star hotel. The newspaper quoted the Omani DJ Maitrai Joshi, who had spoken to the world star in the department a few days before his death. "Avicii was staying there, but they wanted to travel to the outskirts the next day (Oman, note)." Joshi told the "Times of Oman" that Bergling did not give him the impression that he was sick.

As the US magazine "TMZ" reports meanwhile, Avicii is said to have repeatedly struggled with drug and alcohol problems in the past. He is said to have been in therapy twice for his alcohol addiction. However, it is not officially known whether this is related to his death. According to "TMZ", Bergling's brother David traveled to Muscat to look for answers to previously unanswered questions.

Music colleagues dismayed

Numerous colleagues and companions expressed their dismay after the news of the 28-year-old's death. “So sad ... So tragic. Goodbye dear, lovely Tim, ”wrote superstar Madonna.

David Guetta said: "Thank you for your beautiful melodies, the time we spent in the studio, played together as DJs or just enjoyed life as friends." The British DJ Calvin Harris also described Avicii on Twitter as a "wonderful soul, passionate and extremely talented ”.

The Dutch DJ and music producer Martin Garrix ("Animals") posted a photo on Twitter showing him and Avicii. "I can't put into words how sad I am right now," Garrix wrote. And further: "Thank you for inspiring me and millions of others."

Reaction from politics and the royal family

In Stockholm, some discos and nightclubs observed a minute's silence at midnight in memory of the musician. "We wanted to honor Tim, he has provided our dance floors with music for years," the newspaper "Aftonbladet" quoted the nightclub owner Robert Hallstrand.

Swedish Prince Carl Philip and his wife, Princess Sofia, said: "He made our wedding unforgettable with his fantastic music." Avicii had played at the wedding party in June 2015. Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Löfven posted on Instagram: "He was one of Sweden's greatest musicians today."


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