Avicii’s step-father blames manager Ash Pournouri for his death

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It seems like it was just yesterday that Swedish EDM DJ and producer, Avicii past away. Although it feels as such, it’s been a long 4 months. Since then, family and friends have been growing concerned over the cause of the death and have created some new speculation.

Tim Bergling‘s step-father Tommy Korberg has come out to say that he thinks that Avicii’s tour manager Ash Pournouri was part of the cause of Avicii’s death. In an interview, he opened up about the artist’s tough last few years.

“If he had a professional artist company, he would be alive today. When greed and stupidity go hand in hand, anything can happen, especially unfortunate things. There is no wicked damn man who records 900 gigs in eight years, think about flipping around there,” he said.

Pournouri responded and claimed,

“Such a statement shows that it was based on the most limited impression of me and did not know the circumstances or him correctly,” Pournouri said.

“It’s a categorical statement from a person who has not participated in our work process or team, which draws a personal and wrong conclusion about my and Tim’s relationship, cooperation and his death.” 

It’s unfortunate that there’s ill will between parties and we look forward to hearing more information about this tragic loss. Avicii’s funeral was held in June at the  Skogskyrkogården cemetery in Stockholm. Only friends and family were in attendance.