Levan Tsikurishvili was a close friend of Tim Bergling and the director of the now infamous Avicii: True Stories documentary which was featured on Netflix. He knew Tim better than almost anyone else acting as both documentarian and confidante to Avicii in his most trying times. While Levan has not been quiet since the passing of Avicii, his most recent message about Tim has given us a beautiful story about Avicii which shows who he truly was as a person.
Avcii and the lemur
In a heartfelt Instagram post, Levan recounts a story about the pair being in Madagascar. Avicii was feeding Lemurs, and one bit his finger, leaving him with a severe cut. It was clear that Tim was in pain, and his team was angry about the Lemur being allowed to be around people. Tim stepped in though and protected the Lemur reminding everyone that it was just a mistake.
These small anecdotes that are coming out every day from those close with Avicii show who he was at his core – a gentle, loving soul. We will always miss Avicii but his memory and music will live on forever. Read the full story below.
Writing this to you feels unreal; like a never-ending nightmare or a terrible joke. You were, and always will be the most intelligent and loyal person I’ve ever got to know in this superficial industry. An industry that was not smart enough for you and that never really understood who you were. I admire and will severely miss your genuine and humble behavior, which I’ve never seen in any other person. Never did I see you judge a person based on the opinion of others, and never did you let others judge someone that wasn’t there in person to defend themselves. These are few of many things that always pops up in my head when I'm thinking of you. Never forgetting moments like when a Lemur bit your finger in Madagascar in the middle of the jungle, and you almost passed away of pain while you were plaster your finger with the leaves. But you still wanted to protect the Lemur and argued with me; "brysh, he is not aggressive, he just thought my finger was a part of the food I gave him, it's not his fault." I'm so thankful for everything we went through together, everything you did for me, everything you taught me by your actions, every single work we did together, all the WEEK-long creative conversations we used to have and fights that always used to end up in something great, epic nights, endless laughs, the Documentary we did that didn’t left a single person emotionally untouched, ALL the night long music sessions I was fortunate to film, your best friends that meant the whole world to you, who also quickly became my close friends, silly jokes, popcorn evenings and all the places we went to together. You introduced me to a world that did not exist for me before our paths crossed again and I have you to thank for many things I still do today. I will always stay loyal to you and your spirit, nothing has changed in our loyalty, and I will forever carry you deep down in my heart until the day I die and hopefully meet you again in a better place, where you are right now. Thank you "Brysh" Tim for everything! I Love you and miss you so much🖤🖤🖤