On April 20th, famous Swedish EDM DJ Avicii reportedly died in Muscat, Oman. Mainstream media has claimed it as an apparent suicide, family members stated in a letter to the press, “He could not go on any longer. He wanted to find peace.” There were no significant details until just recently, however. According to TMZ, sources now say he committed suicide with shards of glass from a wine bottle. One source said it was a cut to his neck, another one says it was to his wrist. While many will speculate on his death, it is important to look at his life, his artistry and what he attempted to display to the world.
Avicii was suffering from a lengthy battle with acute pancreatitis caused by excessive and chronic alcohol consumption, a common issue with celebrities. Many artists have explained their drug and alcohol usage as a method utilized to deal with the industry and soothe their mental afflictions or disorders. But is this merely due to their sensitive, artistic nature, or a product of a sick and dysfunctional environment?
Born Tim Bergling, he became known as “Avicii” which is a term used to describe the “lowest level of the Naraka or ‘hell’ realm where the dead who have committed grave misdeeds may be reborn. Avici is considered a Hot Naraka where beings are roasted in an enormous fiery oven with terrible suffering. People sent to Avici Hell are considered criminals of the highest degree. These are people who commit one or more of the “5 Grave Offenses” including killing one’s mother or killing one’s father.
Just last year Avicii was reportedly talking about undergoing a “moment of spiritual rebirth,” he was traveling the world and relaunching his life and career. He appeared to have a different, more improved outlook on life. Avicii’s brother, David Bergling, informed media outlets that he was going to Oman to “seek answers” surrounding this sudden death. Bergling is staying only a few miles from Muscat Hills, where Avicii is said to have died. Swedish outlets reported Avicii had checked out of Muscat Hills the week before this tragedy, another reason why Bergling would want to look into the days leading up to his brother's untimely death.
His other family members such as half-brother, Anton Korberg, has not joined this search for answers. After newly released hits such as “For Every Step” with Dead By April, Anton’s father Tommy Korberg remains a famous celebrity. He made a brief statement, “I’ve known him since he was little...It’s tragic, considering his mother and brother.” Fans have also speculated on several pictures taken prior to his death in which he appears to have a bruised right eye.
Muscat, Oman has become a hotspot for human trafficking activity as many transits from India, the Philippines and others find themselves there.
The past few years Royal Oman officials have made significant strides in order to slow down this activity, especially within recent times. Just last month hundreds were arrested for violating labor laws and human trafficking in Muscat. According to the Daily Mail Muscat Hills (the luxury farmhouse believed to be where Avicii passed away) was said to belong to a relative of the Sultan of Oman. The same Royal Sultan who has issued major crackdowns in trafficking crimes.
It has become well known Avicii was passionate about raising awareness regarding the child trafficking epidemic. He directed his own music video entitled “For A Better Day” in a graphic, yet powerful, display of the world of child trafficking. In the video, he shows 2 victims who were able to escape their traffickers; they later go on to slaughter all of those involved in the crimes. The survivors compile a list of all offenders, the last one is the politician who purchased and imprisoned them on what appeared to be a farm. One of the last scenes depicts an angry mob of people outside of the politician’s building, the 2 hooded vigilantes sneak in and brand the man with the word “Pedofile” on his back. They then hang him with a rope off of the building rooftop for all the outraged citizens to see.
Just as many artists before him, we may never know the exact details surrounding Avicii's death. However, we do know that whatever he did or was involved in, he attempted to turn his life around and highlight the epidemic known today as "modern day slavery." Millions of people have seen the "For A Better Day" music video and perhaps may look back on it to see the underlying message: Yes, there are currently politicians in our governments that are highly involved in child trafficking and it is time the rest of the world recognizes this horrific reality.
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