New details emerge around Avicii’s death

Music artist Avicii was found dead April 20 in Oman.

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Music artist Avicii was found dead April 20 in Oman.

By Hayley Brener, Features Editor

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On April 20, 2018, Avicii, a beloved artist and DJ, committed suicide at age 28. His body was found in Muscat, Oman.

In a May 1 LA Times article, his parents released a statement.

“He could not go on any longer,” his parents said. “He needed to find peace.”

Avicii was found with cut wounds on his neck and wrist. He had a history of health issues, including pancreatitis, due to heavy drinking. He also had his appendix and gallbladder removed in 2012.

In 2016, Avicii wrote a letter to his fans telling them he would be retiring from music which came as a surprise. He was one of the highest paid DJs in the world.

“I’m just shocked,” junior Alexis Lombardo said. “He was one of my favorite artists and I was not expecting this.”