Avicii’s girlfriend says trolls have ‘blamed’ her for his death

"He would be appalled!"


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

After his shock passing, the Swedish DJ's girlfriend Tereza Kačerová released an open letter to her fans, confirming the pair were in a relationship and that Avicii, real name Tim Bergling, would often look after her son Luka.

But now, Tereza has received a number of harsh messages online, with some people even blaming her for the DJ's death.

In the statement titled 'Dear hate-filled hearts (and a few legitimate sociopaths)', Tereza reveals the extent of some of the 'hate messages' she's been sent, and goes on to reveal Tim would be 'disgusted' at the comments.

She wrote, 'A lot of vultures stepped out of the shadows. You have excused me of ‘exposing Tim’ to get ‘fame and money’ while throwing every insult under the sun my way.

'This is the most horrible time of my life. I’m drowning in all-encompassing sadness. Anxiety sets in about two hours before I open my eyes, I can’t count the amount of times I’ve had a beer even before I brush my teeth, and I have to explain to Luka over and over that Tim can see him from the sky but he will never ever see Tim again.

'Yet all you are capable of is negativity. Sweet little comments like: “Tim decided to check out because he was sick of you,” go beyond crossing all lines, and you should be ashamed of yourselves for being such vile creatures. Strong words for anonymous accounts.' [sic]

©Avicii © REX/Shutterstock

The model then went on to write, 'You think I haven’t thought back to every conversation we ever had, every decision we ever made, every time I was a b---- because I was hungry and wondered a hundred, two hundred, three hundred times if things had gone differently, if he would still be here?' You think it’s in ANY way acceptable to try and make this more painful for me than it already is.

'Tim would have wanted this, Tim would have wanted that… First of all, you don’t even have the right to call him Tim. Because as far as I know, Tim didn’t know you exist. So sit down. He’s Tim to me. To you he’s Avicii.

'If you actually knew Tim, even in the SLIGHTEST, you would know he would be disgusted at your despicable behaviour. He would be appalled. You know nothing.'

©Avicii © REX/Shutterstock

Just a few days after his death, Avicii's family released a heartbreaking statement confirming the cause of his death, admitting 'he could not go on any longer'.

The statement read,

'Our beloved Tim was a seeker, a fragile artistic soul searching for answers to existential questions. An over-achieving perfectionist who travelled and worked hard at a pace that led to extreme stress.

'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.

'Tim was not made for the business machine he found himself in; he was a sensitive guy who loved his fans but shunned the spotlight. Tim, you will forever be loved and sadly missed. The person you were and your music will keep your memory alive.'

Since his death, fellow musicians and DJ's have paid their respects to Avicii during their sets.

Kygo paid an emotional tribute during his set at Coachella. As a photo of the late DJ was shown on the big screens, Kygo played Avicii's recent hit 'Without You'. Then, as the song ended the screens changed to say, 'Avicii, REST IN PEACE, WE WILL MISS YOU, 1989 - 2018'.

Rita Ora, who worked with Avicii on the hit track 'Lonely Together', later performed the single live and then asked the 40,000 strong crowd to join her in a minute's silence.

Watch the performance below:

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