Avicii, whose real name was Tim Bergling, was found dead on Friday afternoon in a five-star resort in Muscat, Oman. The cause of his death has not yet been announced, but two years ago he announced his retirement after suffering from health problems.
Rita Ora, who had recently collaborated with him on the track Lonely Together, tweeted that she had “no words” after hearing the news.
Radio 1 presenter Annie Mac began her Friday evening show paying tribute to Avicii, saying it’s a “massive loss for dance music” and that it was “absolutely devastating news”.
It’s known that he has been suffering from pancreatitis, reportedly caused by heavy drinking.
“Drinking became routine for me, but it’s impossible to keep up touring and drinking at the same time, because you are going to crash.”
During his career he has achieved 11 billion streams on Spotify and was the first EDM DJ to stage a worldwide arena tour, as nominated for two Grammy Awards and had nine UK top 10 singles, including two number ones.
Nicky Romero, who collaborated with Avicii on I Could Be The One, said:
“He was more of the musician in the studio than the guy that wants to be on stage, tour the world.”
“I never really thought that he was super enjoying his DJ sets. It felt like he wanted to do it but he didn’t want to feel the pressure of it or be the guy that’s in the spotlight in front of thousands and thousands of people.”
Earlier on Saturday morning, police confirmed that suspicions of criminal relevance to Tim Bergling’s demise were false shown by several autopsies.
Also despite his earlier death, fans were touched by his work and he won’t be forgotten as shown by the spirited vigil held in Stockholm where the masses of participants showed that they will lead his legacy onward.
By Ben and Harry – Correspondents for General News section
Saturday Night Takeaway will not air this weekend as co-host Ant McPartlin returns to treatment, ITV has said. This is after his arrest on suspicion of drink driving in south-west London on Sunday afternoon.
He was involved in a collision with two other cars while driving his Mini and was arrested at around 4pm after failing a breathalyzer test. A Metropolitan Police spokeswoman said he was “taken to a south London police station for questioning and has since been released under investigation.”
Last year he entered rehab after an addiction with painkillers after a knee operation in 2015.
Monalisa Perez, a mother of two from the USA, has to serve a 180-day jail term for an attempted viral youtube stunt gone wrong. Her boyfriend Pedro Ruiz thought of the stunt to fire a gun at him from a foot away while he held a 1.5-inch thick book which he thought would shield him. However, the bullet pierced through the book fatally injuring Ruiz. She now faces 10 days in prison, 10 days out for 6 months amounting to 90 days in jail. The last 90 days can be served in home confinement.
She has also been banned from owning firearms and can’t make financial gain from the case. The Norman County Attorney James Brue said, “the reality [is] that this foolish stunt was dreamed up, planned and executed by Pedro Ruiz, and the defendant wrongfully and tragically relied on his assurances that the stunt was safe.”
But, this isn’t the first time a YouTuber has done something outrageous for views. A couple of months ago, Logan Paul went into the Japanese suicide forest and took videos of a dead body for all to see.
There was a huge backlash from the internet as many thought that this was disrespectful, he then took down the video.
By Madison and Simmone – Correspondents for the General News section.
At 3:00AM Wednesday 14th March 2018, a sad story shook the world. World renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking was declared dead in his home in Cambridge by his doctor. Stephen Hawking was known for his impeccable theories surrounding black holes and also how he continued to persevere in his efforts even after his diagnosis of motor neurone disease where he was told that he only had 2 years remaining of his life.
He was both a genius and a hero who inspired many to continue in their scientific efforts for the benefit of mankind, despite him being practically paralysed. During his life he published several books on his theories and was also temporarily a professor at Cambridge. Later on in his life the biography: “The Theory Of Everything” was written and published as a film. He also made predictions on what would become of earth in the years to come. If you would like to read more go to the BBC website here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-43408961
However his death was not in vein, he managed to live 27.5 times his expectancy after his diagnosis 55 years before until he sadly passed of natural causes at the age of 76. His legacy has went on as on the day of his death, motor neurone disease charities crashed from the mass amount of donations they were supplied with in his honour.
On Wednesday the 22nd March a terrorist attack took place where a man named Khalid Masood killed four people in a mere 82 seconds. The police said the attack began at 14:40:08 when the hire car Khalid Masood rented mounted the pavement on Westminster Bridge, weaving along the footpath and road for 30 seconds until he crashed into the perimeter fence of the Palace of Westminster, he then left the car at 14:40:51 and 39 seconds later was shot by a police firearms officer, who was part of the close protection team of the defense secretary, Sir Michael Fallon. Police are trying to establish whether he had been inspired by terrorist propaganda or if others encouraged, supported or directed him.
After crashing his hired Hyundai SUV into the railings in front of Parliament Yard, he burst through the gate to the Palace of Westminster with two large knives where he stabbed an unarmed police officer named PC Keith Palmer who was just 48 years old. He later died from his injuries.
The consequences of the attack are five deaths (including Khalid Masood himself) and fifty people were injured. Also, 15 people are still being treated in hospital.
Three members of the public died following the car rampage on Westminster Bridge. They were: mother-of-two Aysha Frade from London; US tourist Kurt Cochran from Utah and Leslie Rhodes, 75, from Streatham, South London.
PC Palmer and Khalid Masood also died despite attempts by paramedics to save them both.
Before the attack he had a string of criminal convictions including GBH, possession of offensive weapons and public order offences, but he had not been convicted of any terrorism offences.
Masood’s first conviction was in November 1983 for criminal damage and his last conviction was in December 2003 for possession of a knife. He was investigated by MI5 some years ago over concerns of violent extremism but was no longer deemed to be a threat.
Police have seized 2,700 items in searches about the attack, including “massive amounts of computer data.” Approximately 3,500 witnesses – including 1,000 from Westminster Bridge and 2,500 from with the Parliamentary estate, have contacted police about the attack and their view on it.
By Jack and Ben – Correspondents for the General News section