• The coffin carrying the body of the late anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela leaves Orlando Stadium in Soweto. The late struggle icon will be laid to rest at Fourways Memorial Park next to her great-grandchildren. Picture: Ihsaan Haffejee/EWN.

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  • Artist, DJ and producer Avicii, whose real name is Tim Bergling, died on 20 April 2018. Picture: @Avicii/Twitter

    Avicii is laid to rest in Stockholm

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  • FILE: Swedish producer Tim Bergling also known as Avicii. Picture: Facebook.

    Avicii's family reveal funeral plans

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