It is with great sadness that we learn that one of our most revered musician and creative artists, Tim Bergling aka Avicii, has died.
Details surrounding Avicii’s death are still forthcoming and being updated. Avicii has had a long-time health problem dealing with alcoholism and the deadly acute pancreatitis. He was hospitalized in January of 2012 for 11 days in a New York City hospital for pancreatitis.
In 2003, or thereabouts, I was hospitalized for pancreatitis for a short period and was out of work, bedridden, for a couple of weeks on pain medicine. Avicii has had other abdominal problems as I have had. Doctors have told me that when they can’t find an immediate cause such as diet, alcoholism or something else, they usually determine it to be genetic. We are all prone to weaknesses others do not have. I can assure you, pancreatitis is an extremely painful experience. Several world-famous people have been stricken with it, eventually leading to their death. Pancreatitis is often caused by high alcohol use or high-fat in your diet, which at the time I had neither so it was more likely a hereditary cause for my experience. I had not used alcohol at that time nor had I consumed a high-fat diet, but I had done so with both for years while I was younger, so that may have contributed in my case. I recovered and had no problems since. Others aren’t so lucky. I was a lucky one.
There are no reports that Avicii died of pancreatitis, only that he has had a history of medicinal episodes of it. We should not speculate in the cause of his death, but only wait for official or family announcements and respect their privacy in the meantime.
Avicii was born as Tim Bergling on 8 September 1989, in Stockholm, Sweden. He died 20 April 2018 near Muscat, Oman, at the age of 28. No cause of death was immediately given, but Oman authorities state that foul play or criminal suspicion was not evident in his death.
Avicii was an extremely talented young man and I appreciated his music. His music videos inspired my featuring them on my humanitarian websites. Avicii was not only a great musician and a creative artist, he was a humanitarian. His drive, like mine, focuses on ending world hunger and suffering by human beings that should not be suffering.
He was doing what he loved to do, even when he had to adapt to conditions that caused him to alter his performance due to increasing health problems. I had the same experience. I am several years behind my work schedule and planned project release dates. Health problems and medical issues have slowed me down, causing me to often become dysfunctional. It is heartbreaking when you cannot achieve the simplest of task you set out to accomplish. But there is a big difference between Avicii and me: Age. I’m 65 and he was only 28, far too young for such a talented career to be so disrupted and to end so abruptly.
The world has lost many young, talented performers over the generations. We mourn such loss of famous people and we focus on and praise their achievements. But I also focus on those the world does not always have knowledge of or news of their suffering. People who are not able to achieve their dreams because other people prevent them from being all they could be. People who have talent and who are rich in life in their own way and yet victimized in slavery, violence, domination, suppression by evil and criminal predators and human rights violators. Having participated in rescues of victims of evil, Avicii’s music has motivated me and inspired me. Likewise, other artists have too, such as Our Last Night who are also humanitarians and advocates against such things as bullying and hate and other social issues.
WE ALL REACH A POINT IN OUR LIVES AND CAREERS WHERE WE UNDERSTAND WHAT MATTERS THE MOST TO US. –-Avicii Avicii.com
The Avicii song, Wake Me Up, was established as our theme song and was featured in our first blog post at this site on 27 September 2015.
Welcome to Sunrise Mountain Publishing in Las Vegas, Nevada USA
Wake Me Up was meant to be on the landing page of Sunrise Mountain Publishing’s website Sunrise Mountain Publishing featuring the sun rising over the mountain of humanitarianism, but Sunrise by Our Last Night, instead took that slot. Wake Me Up is featured on our Projects page and has been since the website opened.
We extend our prayers and our condolences to Avicii’s family and loved ones, his fans, and associates. His music, his creations, his humanity, will be greatly missed. The world once again loses a great one.
I have missed many posts on this blog because I am fully focused on getting my inauguration publications released. Time expenditure is limited and I must focus on my priorities since it takes so long to achieve even the minor things in life due to my medical condition. After the initial publications are released, the flow of other publications will come much easier and quicker due to their not being as complicated or as complex. Until then, stay safe and listen to good music to keep you motivated and inspired to achieve all your endeavors in life.