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Report: Avicii committed suicide with a broken bottle [GRAPHIC]

As fans worldwide continue to struggle with the tragic loss of much beloved Avicii producer Tim Bergling, a new report claims his death was indeed the result of a self inflicted wound.


A report—initially published by TMZ and subsequently reported by Business Insider, Stereogum, and others—now alleges that multiple sources have confirmed Bergling broke open a bottle and used a shard of it to open a fatal wound.

The point of injury remains disputed among TMZ’s sources—two of the site’s sources asserted that the injury was inflicted in his neck, while another strongly contended that it was near his wrist. According to TMZ:

Our sources say the method of death was a shard of glass that caused massive bleeding. Two sources tell us Avicii broke a bottle and used the glass to inflict the fatal wound. One of the sources says it was a wine bottle.

Two sources tell us the point of injury was Avicii’s neck but another strongly denies that, saying it was his wrist. We cannot confirm this, but the sources were privy to specific information about Avicii’s death.

Many details regarding the recent death of the beloved DJ remain both unknown and unconfirmed by police with those close to him repeatedly confirming the producer seemed happy and productive in his final days.

Last week, Avicii’s family released a statement that acknowledged the artist’s struggles with “thoughts about meaning, life, happiness.”

“He could not go on any longer. He wanted to find peace,” the statement read. Many construed this part of the statement as an allusion to the producer’s possible suicide, speculation that appeared to be confirmed in Rolling Stone’s report of the “Levels” hit-maker’s death as self inflicted.


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Note: If you struggle with self harm there are ways to get help. 

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s toll-free number, 1-800-273-TALK(8255), is available 24/7. 

The Crisis Text Line is a free text-message service that provides 24/7 support. Text a message to 741-741 to connect with a trained crisis counselor immediately.

Resources from the NSPL are available online, here

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