A documentary shows Avicii told his management he feared he was going to die young in what now sounds like a haunting prediction of what was to come.
In the wake of his death, fans have been sharing a 2017 documentary, Avicii: True Stories, on his rise to superstardom filmed from 2012 to 2016.
The film shows what led to the Swedish native announcing in April 2016 that he would be taking a break from touring after suffering stress, anxiety and fatigue. It came after the star dealt with multiple health scares, including suffering from acute pancreatitis aged 21 as a result of heavy drinking and later having his gallbladder and appendix removed.
The trailer for Avicii: True Stories. Post continues.
This, along with the pressure and energy toll of performing 813 gigs in the space of eight years, led to his decision to take a break from touring.
Yet, despite his insistence to his management that his life was at serious risk, they continued to push him to perform.
“I have told them this. I won’t be able to play anymore,” he says in the documentary.