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According to a recent report, Avicii talked to his loved ones just hours before he took his own life two weeks ago.
Based on this conversation and the DJ’s behavior/mindset/attitude during it, Avicii’s feared the worst.
They feared that Avicii would take his own life.
“The family was aware that Tim felt bad. It went up and down, but when he was in Oman, it became worse,” a source close to the family told the Swedish website Stoppa Pressarna.
This insider added:
“When they talked to Tim on the phone they became worried. The family realized that it was really bad and that one had to act.”
This article goes on to say that one family member immediately hopped on on a flight to the Middle East, but it was too late:
When the family member (believed to be Avicii’s brother) arrived in the city of Muscat, Avicii had already committed suicide.
As previously detailed, the beloved musician killed himself at the young age of 28, following years of admitted substance abuse and anxiety.
In 2016, Avicii took a hiatus from touring due to health issues (he was previously diagnosed with pancreatitis), both mental and physical.
He confessed to partying too much and feeling ongoing pressure to be a global success.
Earlier this week, TMZ quoted an insider who said the Swedish DJ used a shard of glass to fatally wound himself.
It’s unclear whether he cut himself on the wrist or on the neck, but it’s become evident that Avicii struggled tremendously with his place in the world.
“Our beloved Tim was a seeker, a fragile artistic soul searching for answers to existential questions,” read a recent family statement, shedding some light on what transpired with their relative.
This statement continued:
“When he stopped touring, 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 could not go on any longer. He wanted to find peace.”
Based on those final two sentences, it was assumed by most fans that Avicii did, indeed, kill himself.
And now that has been confirmed.
But this was the first we heard of the phone call between the late DJ and his family members.
It’s heartbreaking, isn’t it?
The hitmaker bled to death while on vacation on the aforementioned Arabian peninsula on Friday, April 20.
“It’s terrible for the family, an unusual sense of powerlessness and frustration that Tim left them in such young years,” the source told the website cited above, concluding:
“It’s a big tragedy. He was really a great guy.”
This really does seem to be the case.
In the wake of this suicide, those in entertainment took to social media to express their thoughts and their condolences.
You can read those tributes HERE.
We continue to send our own best wishes and to send our own prayers to everyone who knew Avicii best.
We simply loved his music. We can’t imagine what this must be like for those close to the musician.
May he rest in peace.
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Frightening news out of Hollywood today, as multiple sources have confirmed that Arnold Schwarzenegger is currently hospitalized following an emergency open heart surgery.
According to TMZ, the 70-year-old screen icon and former governor of California is currently recovering at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles following a catheter valve replacement that went awry.
Sources say doctors were prepared for the possibility that the valve replacement might fail, and they quickly made the decision to perform emergency open heart surgery.
While the second procedure reportedly went as planned, family, friends, and fans are said to be deeply concerned, and understandably so.
Adding to their fear is the fact that this is not the first time Schwarzenegger has undergone heart surgery.
The actor had an aortic valve replaced in 1997.
Doctors reportedly informed Schwarzenegger that the procedure wasn’t urgently needed at the time, but he decided to get it out of the way while he was still young.
It’s not currently clear if Schwarzenegger’s recent problems are related to the condition he was treated for back then.
At the time of his first procedure, Schwarzenegger stated that the condition was congenital and not the result of past steroid use.
While this week’s open heart surgery was an emergency procedure, sources say it went as well as could be expected, given the circumstances.
There’s no word yet on when Schwarzenegger will be fully recovered, but those who know him best expect the famously ambitious fitness fanatic to be back on his feet in no time.
Arnold, of course, has been a mainstay in American pop culture and politics for the past four decades.
The Austrian-born former bodybuilder is on the short list of celebrities who are so iconic they can be referred to by a single name.
At 70, he remains as relevant as ever, and Schwarzenegger’s feud with Donald Trump recently made headlines and reminded the world of just what a sharp wit Arnold truly is.
Schwarzenegger has yet to issue a statement regarding his latest health scare, but you can bet that one is coming soon.
Arnold famously loves his public as much as the public loves him.
We’ll have further updates on this developing story as more information becomes available.
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Prince Michael Jackson, the 20-year-old son of late music legend Michael Jackson, has been rushed to a Los Angeles hospital following a motorcycle accident, TMZ reports.
Currently, there’s no word on what caused the accident or who called the ambulance that hurried Prince to Cedars-Sinai.
Fortunately, Michael’s oldest son was tremendously lucky and suffered no major injuries in the crash.
In fact, he was in such sound condition that he was able to head straight to his next class at Loyola Marymount University after leaving the hospital.
Prince even joked about the crash on social media while he was still in the ambulance.
He posted the below photo of himself on a gurney, with a caption reading:
No word yet on if and when Prince intends to get back on the bike.
Fortunately, these days things appear to be pretty stable in the Jackson family for the first time … ever?
After several years of bouncing around between caretakers, 15-year-old Blanket Jackson has a new guardian in uncle T.J. Jackson.
Meanwhile, Paris Jackson is still promoting body positivity and generally being a good role model for her young fan base.
All in all, it looks as though these kids are finally enjoying some firm footing after incredibly tumultuous childhoods.
Last we checked in on Prince, he was spearheading an initiative to find housing for you people who have aged out of foster care and at risk of becoming homeless.
“We have partnered with a charity called ‘A Sense of Home,’ which supports foster kids who have aged out of the system in a sort of preempt against homelessness because it’s very hard to get on your feet once you’ve gotten out of the system,” Prince told Robin Roberts in a rare TV interview earlier this year.
“As we were growing up my dad always said, ‘I really don’t care what you do in life, as long as you’re happy doing it and you’re the best at what you do. If you want to be a janitor at a high school, you should be the best janitor that you can be,'” he added.
Sounds like the kid’s got a good head on his shoulders.
He just might want to give the bike a break for a while.
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