Stockholm, thousands of Swedes pay homage to DJ Avicii
A spokesman for the Oman police said “do not suspect crime” to explain the death of the producer and DJ.
Thousands of people, musicians and fans, paid homage Saturday (April 21st) in Stockholm to Avicii, the day after his death at the age of 28 in Oman.
At the initiative of DJ / producer Sebastian Ingrosso and the Swedish House Mafia collective, several thousand people, often young, gathered in the afternoon on Sergels Torg Square, in the center of the Swedish capital, where broadcast its most popular titles.
“It was a modern Mozart”, moved, moved, Chris Koskela, 61 years old. “One of the greatest artists that Sweden has known, Madonna or David Bowie,” said the language teacher, while the crowd, often young, dancing on “Wake me up” or “Levels”. On Spotify, its titles show nearly 600 million plays.
Minutes of silence
On the night of Friday to Saturday, the Stockholm clubs observed a minute of silence and the Ericsson Globe, one of Stockholm’s largest arenas that he had filled three nights in a row in 2014, projected his name on his facade .
Tim Bergling – the real name of Avicii – was found dead in Muscat, the capital of Oman, where he had been on vacation with friends for a few days. A spokesman for the Oman Police joined by Swedish public television SVT said “do not suspect a crime”. The police in this Gulf country has “all the information about the death” of the 28-year-old DJ, but “refuses to make them public for reasons of confidentiality” at the request of the family, continued the source under cover of anonymity.
From Madonna to David Guetta, the messages of artists and anonymous flocked to social networks to greet the memory of the young Swede and his contribution to the “House” of which he was one of the most listened representatives.