The parental unit of this foreign born A lister in his corner of the music world made his closest statement to date that he is starting to break from the party line the foreign government wants told as it relates to the death of the A lister.
Klas Bergling (Avicii’s father)
Avicii showed no signs of planning suicide, his father says
(CNN)The father of superstar DJ Avicii, who died by suicide last year, has urged policymakers to address mental health problems earlier in a person’s life, before it becomes too late.
In an interview with CNN, Klas Bergling said his son Tim — better known by his stage name — had struggled to keep up with an unrelenting lifestyle and battled stage fright, addiction and depression throughout his career.
He described the “long talks” the pair had about his mental health and punishing touring schedule before his death last year.
“Our theory is not that he planned this suicide — more that it was like a traffic accident,” Bergling told CNN’s Robyn Curnow at an event hosted by CNN affiliate Expressen TV. “Many things happened and came into the same station, so to say, and brought him out of his control.”
“When he was in a bad situation he always used to call me,” Bergling added, speaking at an event in Sweden. “We talked a lot (about) his thoughts about life, his thoughts about meditation, love … we had long talks, often one hour or so, over the ocean.”
Avicii was one of the most successful touring DJs in the industry, having found global fame on the back of hits including “Wake Me Up” and “Hey Brother.”
He was found dead in Muscat, Oman in April 2018, at the age of 28.
The star had been open about his struggles during his life, and took a break from touring in 2016.
Bergling said his son was “happy” in the lead up to his death, but added: “If you are very happy or extremely happy, it’s not so far to be unhappy … small things can make you sad or move your balance and I think this is what happened.”- Source