Avicii’s career skyrocketed in 2011, and he quickly became one of the best-paid artists in the industry. Soon, the young DJ and producer started to earn around $250,000 a night when playing at sold-out shows, touring around the world and playing at major international music festivals. Now, the Swedish law has pronounced that, since he had no children and wasn’t married at the time of his death, it’s his parents, Klas Bergling and Anki Lidén, who will inherit all of his fortunes, that goes up to around $25.5 million.
Devastated and completely heartbroken, his parents released a statement in the weeks that followed his death, where they clearly said that his health issues were hitting a point of no return: “He really struggled with thoughts about Meaning, Life, Happiness. He could not go on any longer. He wanted to find peace.” Avicii’s known anxiety problems and alcohol abuse eventually led him to a state of severe depression and stress.
Avicii’s music will stay forever in our hearts and we will continue to pay our respects to his legacy. We hope he has finally found peace.