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Avicii's Ex Posts Heartbreaking Message After DJ's Sudden Death

Apr. 24 2018, Published 2:32 p.m. ET

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Avicii's sudden death at 28 devastated fans and friends around the world. Just moments after the sad news was announced, his ex-girlfriend, Raquel Bettencourt, posted a heartbreaking tribute to the iconic DJ.

"My heart is broken," wrote the Instagram blogger in her message. "Tim, It Feels like it was just yesterday when we were inseparable. We talked and laughed till sunrise. It was us against the world. Memories to last a lifetime."

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As RadarOnline.com readers know, Avicii's birth name was Tim Bergling. He was found dead in Muscat this April 20 after suffering from acute pancreatitis and various other ailments brought upon by his wild lifestyle.

"Through all of our ups and downs I wanted nothing more than to make sure you were healthy and happy and be there for you every step of the way. Give you life, something to look forward to, but the universe had different plans for us," she added.

After Avicii's shocking death, a source told Radar that "a lot of people in the industry" knew about his drugs and alcohol addiction and "saw this coming."

I know how hard you struggled and tried. I tried everything I could," wrote Bettencourt likely referencing the performer's problems with alcohol and drugs.

Despite the fact that friends tried to stop him from killing himself with toxic substances, a source told Radar Avicii "wouldn't listen" and "no one could stop him."

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Continued Avicii's ex-girlfriend: "Thank you for showing me and teaching me what true love feels like. Taking me along with you through your journey. The bond, and connection we shared was so pure and real, I don't think it ever really truly broke. It has always been and will always be in my heart forever. It was far too soon for you, so gifted and so special. You were the biggest part of my life and played a huge role, I will forever cherish those moments. I just want you to know that I never stopped having love for you."

The Instagram blogger and the renowned DJ split in December 2014 after living together for one year in Avicii's $15 million Los Angeles mansion.

"I find comfort knowing that Tim's music touched the lives of billions, and that his spirit and memory will live on in all of our hearts forever," concluded Raquel Bettencourt in her message. "My condolences to his amazing family through this hard time, my heart is with them. Thank you to all my family and friends for the kind loving messages, and support. Rest In Peace beautiful Angel I will never forget you. Love Raqattack."

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