1. Avicii’s tragic cause of death revealed.
Avicii’s family have confirmed the 28-year-old took his own life in a statement saying their son “could not go on anymore” and suicided at a resort in Muscat, reports The Sun.
Avicii, whose real name is Tim Bergling, was found dead in Muscat, Oman on 20 April. So far authorities have not confirmed a cause of death, although they already ruled out any “criminal suspicion”.
The DJ is also said to have left behind a suicide note, reports News.com.au.
In their statement translated from Swedish, the Wake Me Up producer’s family said he “was not made for the machinery he ended up in”.
“Our beloved Tim was a seeker, a fragile artistic soul searching for answers to existential questions. An over-achieving perfectionist who travelled and worked hard at a pace that led to extreme stress,” the statement read.
“When he stopped touring, he wanted to find a balance in life to be happy and be able to do what he loved most — music.
“He truly battled thoughts about meaning, life, happiness.
“Now, he could not go on anymore. He wanted peace.
“Tim was not made for the machinery he ended up in; he was a sensitive guy who loved his fans, but shunned the spotlight.
“Tim, you will forever be loved and missed. Who you were and your music will carry on the memory of you. We love you, the family.”
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2. Witness collapses at bank royal commission after more than two hours of questioning.
Dover Financial Advisers sole owner Terry McMaster collapsed at the end of more than two hours of questioning.
Commissioner Kenneth Hayne QC immediately told staff to get help and call an ambulance before demanding the courtroom be cleared.
Mr McMaster was assessed by paramedics inside the courtroom before being wheeled out on a stretcher to a waiting ambulance.
He was sitting upright by the time he reached the outside of the Commonwealth Law Courts Building in Melbourne, saying “my apologies” as he was led past waiting media.
“I’m fine thanks,” he said.
Mr McMaster told a journalist he “just fainted”, before trying to placate a friend who yelled at those filming the adviser being put into the ambulance.
The dramatic development, just before 4pm, came after counsel assisting the commission Mark Costello accused Mr McMaster of lying during Thursday’s hearing.
Mr McMaster, one of three responsible managers at Dover, had also faced questions about information he left out of his statement to the royal commission.
His two-and-a-half hours of evidence, which began before the lunch break, culminated in Mr Costello dissecting Dover’s client protection policy.