Avicii’s ex-girlfriend thanks DJ in heartbreaking tribute following his shock death

He died at the age of 28

Avicii and Raquel

by Alex Ross |
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Music fans all over the world were left in shock last week when the news broke that superstar DJ Avicii had tragically died at the age of just 28.

After tributes poured in from fellow musicians and fans all over the world, Avicii's ex-girlfriend Racquel Natasha has now thanked the DJ in heartbreaking tribute posted on her Instagram account.

Canadian model Racquel dated Avicii, real name Tim Bergling, for a year until 2014. Despite breaking up, it is understood the pair remained friends and now Racquel has revealed she 'knows how hard' he struggled.

Avicii and Raquel
©© racquelnatasha Instagram

Sharing a number of photos of the pair together, Racquel wrote, 'My heart is broken. Tim, It feels like it was just yesterday when we were inseparable. We talked and laughed till sunrise. It was us against the world. Memories to last a lifetime. Through all of our ups and downs I wanted nothing more than to make sure you were healthy and happy and be there for you every step of the way. Give you life, something to look forward to, but the universe had different plans for us.

'I know how hard you struggled and tried. I tried everything I could. Thank you for showing me and teaching me what true love feels like. Taking me along with you through your journey. The bond, and connection we shared was so pure and real, I don’t think it ever really truly broke. It has always been and will always be in my heart forever. It was far too soon for you, so gifted and so special. You were the biggest part of my life and played a huge role, I will forever cherish those moments. I just want you to know that I never stopped having love for you.'

Avicii and Raquel
©© racquelnatasha Instagram

She continued, 'I find comfort knowing that Tim's music touched the lives of billions, and that his spirit and memory will live on in all of our hearts forever.

'My condolences to his amazing family through this hard time, my heart is with them. Thank you to all my family and friends for the kind loving messages, and support. Rest In Peace beautiful Angel ❤️ I will never forget you. Love Raqattack ❤️ ' [sic]

Avicii and Raquel
©© racquelnatasha Instagram

On Friday 20th April the sad news of Avicii's death was announced via a statement released by his representative Diana Baron. The statement read, “It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii. He was found dead in Muscat, Oman this Friday afternoon local time, April 20th. The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this difficult time. No further statements will be given.”

The likes of David Guetta, Calvin Harris, Rita Ora and Madonna all tweeted their love for Avicii, with Kygo paying tribute to him during his set at Coachella.

Just yesterday, Avicii's family released a heartbreaking statement about his death. The statement read:

"We would like to thank you for the support and the loving words about our son and brother. We are so grateful for everyone who loved Tim’s music and have precious memories of his songs.

Thank you for all the initiatives taken to honour Tim, with public gatherings, church bells ringing out his music, tributes at Coachella and moments of silence around the world.

We are grateful for the privacy during this difficult time. Our wish is that it continues that way. With love, The Tim Bergling Family."

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