Avicii Receives Honorary Award at Sweden’s Grammis

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Avicii photographed on Aug. 30, 2013 in New York City.

Avicii was presented an honorary award at this year's Grammis ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden, the country's version of the Grammys in the United States. The late Swedish DJ's (born Tim Bergling) father, Klas Bergling, accepted the posthumous award on his behalf on Feb. 7, according to Sweden's Aftonbladet newspaper.

A translation of Bergling's speech reads: "As Tim's father, I am very honored to receive this great prize. Tim was a friendly person with humor and very serious, humble and stubborn as sin. When it came to the music, he was on the verge of obsessed to reach the optimal he had imagined."

"He was a shy person who didn't want to be in the center and he had a hard time with the official role," Bergling said of his son. "He had a need to withdraw, find peace and find himself — something that many of us probably recognize."

He added: "Tim, we think your music will live and continue to delight people."

Avicii previously won an award at the Grammis in 2012, for his song "Levels." He died on April 20, 2018, at the age of 28.

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