Past, but never forgotten.
Seven months later Avicii passed away at the age of 28, his family invited hundreds of the biggest DJ fans to honor his legacy during a memorial service in his native Sweden. The funeral participants gathered in Stockholm on Friday for a place in the church of Hedvig Eleonora, where an elaborate and emotional service was performed in the memory of the deceased artist.
A source who participated in the service tells E! News that Avicii's father, Klas Bergling, touched his son's life in a "beautiful" speech, and the choir members sang different interpretations of Avicii's hit songs. Flowers and photos of Avicii adorned the church.
"The whole service was very moving", adds the insider, calling it a "great tribute to Avicii". In the video obtained by E! News, the whole church has joined together to sing the world-renowned DJ anthem, "Wake Me Up".
Avicii, whose real name was Tim Bergling, was discovered dead on April 20 in a hotel room in the Middle East. His unexpected disappearance sparked a wave of heartbreak in the EDM community and in the world of music in general.
The cause of Avicii's death was never confirmed, but his family alluded to his son's suicide.
"Our beloved Tim was a seeker, a fragile artistic soul in search of answers to existential questions. A perfectionist who achieved extraordinary results who traveled and worked hard at a pace that led to extreme stress," reads in a note. "When he stopped shooting, 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 couldn't go on. He wanted to find peace," the statement continued. "Tim was not created for the company machine in which he found himself; he was a sensitive boy who loved his fans but avoided the spotlight."
In June, Avicii was put to rest during an intimate funeral.
—Additional report by Spencer Lubitz
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