A posthumous Avicii album will be released this summer 1 year ago

A posthumous Avicii album will be released this summer

It has nearly been a year since Avicii passed away.

The Swedish DJ, whose real name was Tim Bergling, died by suicide at the age of 28.

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His publicist confirmed that he died nearly a year ago on Friday 20 April, 2018.

His family released subsequent statements, saying how devastated they were to see their loved one go.

On Friday (5 April), they released a new statement, confirming that Avicii's final songs will see the light of day.

Speaking via The New York Times, the family said:

"When Tim Bergling passed away on April 20, 2018, he was close to completing a new album.

"He left behind a collection of nearly finished songs, along with notes, email conversations and text messages about the music.

"The songwriters that Tim was collaborating with on this album have continued the process to get as close to his vision as possible.

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"Since Tim’s passing, the family decided not to keep the music locked away – instead they wanted to share it with his fans all around the world."

A new single - 'SOS' - will be released on 10 April with the album, TIM, following on 6 June.

"Avicii’s net proceeds from the album will go to the non-profit Tim Bergling Foundation and the purposes it will work for, among other things, to prevent mental illness and suicide," the statement adds.