UnNews:UnNews remembers Avicii
Saturday, April 21, 2018
An EDM superstar, his hits included "Wake Me Up," "Hey Brother," "Addicted to You," the instrumental "Levels," and one of his last efforts, "Lonely Together." He collaborated with several high-profile artists such as Coldplay, Madonna, Nile Rogers, Aloe Blacc, and Rita Ora.
When I woke up to the news, I couldn't believe what I was reading. I thought it was a hoax. And yet here we are. I first became aware of Avicii in 2012 when contestants Lonesome Road performed their rendition of "Wake Me Up" on the second season of The X Factor US.
The deaths of R. Lee Ermey, Night Court's Harry Anderson, and Barbara Bush are still quite fresh. They say death comes in threes. Let's just call it four and stop for the rest of the year. That's right. No more celebrity deaths until at least 2019. Also, news gods, if you're listening, you need to cut the Trump bullshit in half, or three quarters. Hell, 90 percent! Fuck that, 100 percent! UnNews is months-backlogged thanks largely to Trump and his shenanigans. We can't! Keep! Up anymore!
Spare us, news gods!
Anyway, back to Avicii. In addition to his own hits and collaborations, the Grammy winner was mentioned in the opening lyric of Mike Posner's hit "I Took a Pill in Ibiza." Avicii was a very talented artist who will be remembered for years to come, and will be deeply missed.
Update: Avicii's death has been revealed. The EDM superstar died by suicide.
- Joe Lynch "Swedish DJ Avicii Dead at 28" Billboard, April 20, 2018
- Lisa Respers France and Sandra Gonzalez "Swedish DJ Avicii dead at 28" CNN, April 20, 2018
- Alisha Buaya "'Heartbroken baby boy': Ruby Rose and DJ Havana Brown lead Australian tributes following the sudden death of Swedish DJ Avicii" Daily Mail, April 20, 2018
- Rolling Stone "Avicii Died of Apparent Suicide" Yahoo!, April 26, 2018