Tim Bergling, better known as Avicii passed away on April 20th, 2018 after reportedly taking his own life with a broken wine bottle. Consequence of Sound reported that his family released the following statements to provide his fans with a way to rationalize his shocking and sad death.
“Our beloved Tim was a seeker, a fragile artistic soul searching for answers to existential questions. An over-achieving perfectionist who traveled and worked hard at a pace that led to extreme stress. When he stopped touring, he wanted to find a balance in life to be happy and be able to do what he loved most — music. He really struggled with thoughts about Meaning, Life, Happiness. He could not go on any longer. He wanted to find peace.”
There seems to be a trend of white rock musicians taking their own life directly or indirectly through addictive lifestyles while the trend with black rappers is death through violent crimes.
If you are a true lover of good music, no matter the genre, then these losses will hit at your soul.
I for one am mourning the loss of one of the most talented rappers and businessmen, Nipsey Hussle, née Ermias Joseph Asghedom, who was shot on March 31st. At the same time, I am remembering the inspiration the music of Avicii had on my life.
Most people who listen to music from rappers like Nipsey Hussle don’t know of music programmers and deejay’s like Avicii, the music from these two genres is very different in terms of beat, lyrics, and portrayal but don’t be like the people who only recognize the differences. Fans of the work of both musicians can attest that their work was unprecedented and phenomenal, the world feels like a lesser place without them.
I am deeply saddened that these musicians are no longer with us however, I am forever honored to have a part of their soul remaining in the form of their music.
As fans, sometimes we look at the lives of the stars we admire, never recognizing the pressure and emotional strain they are under. We imagine that they lead wonder-filled luxurious lives, but sometimes the truth is, they are battling sickness, and grappling with immense strain from their communities, families, and businesses, while they make the music that cheers, inspires and touches us.
When these inspirational artists die in the prime of their lives and careers we often think there is some foul play involved, many rumors have circulated about the circumstances surrounding both Hussle’s and Avicii’s deaths. This is similar to the rumors that were rife with the deaths of the artist on This List of Musicians who reportedly committed suicide, this List of Black Rappers who died too young, and the controversial Musicians Who are Apart of the Tragic 27 Club.
The circumstances surrounding the deaths of talented people are just depressing but the fact is, no one gets out of life alive, so let’s just sit back, go to This Website and listen to some good music from talented legends.