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Avicii dies age 28

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by XeNoN89, Apr 20, 2018.

  1. SexyGreyFox

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Mar 29, 2003

    Posts: 49,411

    Sorry, you'll have to 'find' it.

    Mind you what I said above, he did his last gig in 2016, left his Manager and just continued doing what he loved which was writing music so the stresses of what went before were over!
  2. Diddums


    Joined: Oct 24, 2012

    Posts: 18,765

    Location: London

    Ah gotcha, thanks. I thought it might be on Vimeo or something.
  3. Spook187


    Joined: Jan 16, 2010

    Posts: 8,099

    Location: Cumbria

    Indeed, there is so many sellouts this day and age, thing is it's not as if they were making poor money they were doing very well at it, just the realy big bucks start showing it's face and off to vegas they go, i remember a playing at the same night as calvin harris he was just starting out as a DJ then, playing not so bad music but now i find his stuff just pure junk but he makes insane amounts of money it's just ridiculous, people say are you bothered, no not really, it's allways been about the music for me.
  4. Dan103


    Joined: Feb 18, 2017

    Posts: 475

    Location: County Durham

    RIP such a shame no age at all.
  5. Musty Pie


    Joined: Jan 6, 2009

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    Location: Hertfordshire

    28. So young

    He must have had some seriously amazing and seriously dark times in such a short life time. Mainstream or not, his music talent was undeniable.

  6. apatia77


    Joined: Mar 25, 2005

    Posts: 4,714

    Nobody should die at such young age.

    I saw Avicii at Creamfields couple of years ago and to be honest his style is not exactly my favorite when it comes to electronic music. BTW I go to a lot of electronic music raves and festivals and to me live performances define djs (so many different styles), not their songs that you can hear on the radio or mtv etc which are almost like pop music a lot of times.

    I have also not had any idea how big Avicii was as this hit all the headlines in all news.

  7. linktoinsanity


    Joined: Oct 5, 2008

    Posts: 8,722

    Location: Kent

    I heard about this elsewhere. Such a shame, liked his music and 28 is no age to go, so young!

    Probably drug related, does not make it any less tragic (more so really). RIP. :(
  8. AndyT

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 14, 2009

    Posts: 1,385

    Location: Aix-en-Provence

    Sad news, talented guy; just a shame he wasn't around in the glory years of the late 90s early 2000s when dance music was still good. He might have made some better tunes then.
  9. Ayahuasca


    Joined: Apr 23, 2014

    Posts: 19,177

    Location: County Durham

    Family statement seems to imply it was suicide :(
  10. savagesam117


    Joined: Mar 18, 2012

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    Location: Crawley

    Real shame. I've pretty much had Avicii on repeat since I heard :(

    RIP :(
  11. skaif


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  12. malachi


    Joined: Jun 27, 2006

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    Location: Earth

    Another case of mental health and suicide among men.

    Still very rarely talked about because us men are expected to hold it together 24/7 :( Never is the case.
  13. Hades


    Joined: Oct 19, 2002

    Posts: 23,107

    Location: Pizza Express, Woking

    This. Suicide is one of the biggest killers of men. But we are expected to 'man up' and be there for others. It's time this is taken seriously.
  14. Bassmansam

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 22, 2007

    Posts: 2,490

    What’s the answer?
  15. 2StepSteve


    Joined: Apr 24, 2006

    Posts: 5,736

    Location: SE England

    Speak to people about how you really feel. It looks like he never really spoke about how he was truly feeling to his family, he may have given hints but likely didn't open up fully to them about what was going on.
  16. rubberduck


    Joined: Feb 8, 2004

    Posts: 3,916

    Obviously not as most men do not commit suicide... Yes the rate is higher than is should be i.e. 0 but to suggest that all men who face tough mental issues kill themselves is ridiculous.
  17. malachi


    Joined: Jun 27, 2006

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    Location: Earth

    Where did I say all men? :confused:
  18. Fusion


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

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    Location: Notts

    People said the same about the "superclubs" of the 90s such as Cream at the time. Ibiza has always been a more "premium" (i.e. expensive) party destination for as long as I can remember (I'm 32), or at least marketed that way.

    RIP. Whatever your views on his music (and it's not my preference), he achieved more by 28 than most of us will in a lifetime. To the detractors- if it's so easy, how come you're not a world renowned multi-millionaire artist in your 20s? :)
  19. XeNoN89


    Joined: Mar 6, 2007

    Posts: 7,853

    Location: SW19

    Ibiza has really changed since I first went in 2010. Lots of it has gone the way of the Vegas type VIP type experience. Obviously you still have the underground stuff though which is what I go for.

    The closing of Space was the final straw for me.
  20. krooton


    Joined: May 9, 2004

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    Location: Leafy outskirts of London

    Tbf, it wasn't all that in 2007, overhyped beyond belief.

    I think the 90s were the heyday, and most of us were still in school back then :p