Avicii was posthumously honoured at the Grammis in Sweden earlier this week (ends February 10). The “Lonely Together” hitmaker, real name Tim Bergling, was just 28 when he reportedly took his own life in April (2018), and on February 7 his father, Klas Bergling, was presented with an honourary award at the Grammis in Stockholm.
“As Tim’s father, I am very honored to receive this great prize,” Bergling reads the Swedish Aftonbladet newspaper’s translation of his acceptance speech on behalf of his son. “Tim was a friendly person with humor and very serious, humble, and stubborn as sin. When it came to the music, he was on the verge of obsessed to reach the optimal he had imagined.”
“He was a shy person who didn’t want to be in the center and he had a hard time with the official role,” Bergling added. “He had a need to withdraw, and peace, and find himself–something that many of us probably recognize.”