Avicii’s parents, two sisters and one brother are in the nation to repatriate his body this week, according to police in Oman, a popular vacation destination on the Arabian Peninsula.
Authorities are ruling out “criminal suspicion” in the death of the superstar DJ. Avicii, whose real name was Tim Bergling, was found dead Friday in the Oman capital of Muscat. A cause of death has not been released.
“Two postmortems were carried out … and we can confirm that there is no criminal suspicion in the death,” Royal Oman Police told CNN.
His family is “completely devastated,” police said.
Though he was highly successful as a DJ and musician, the 28-year-old constantly struggled with fame and health issues. He retired from performing two years ago to take a break from touring and the exhausting lifestyle that comes with it.
He wrote on social media that stress, anxiety, and illness were factors in his decision. He said walking away was tough but he needed to pursue other interests.
He wrote on social media at the time: “Creating music is what makes me happy and I have gotten to know so many great people in my days of touring, seen so many amazing places and created endless of good memories.
“The decision I made might seem odd to some but everyone is different and for me this was the right one.”
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