Swedish DJ Avicii had a secret girlfriend and was a doting stepfather to her young son Lucas at the time of his death.
The couple went to great lengths to keep their relationship from the public eye but in the wake of the superstar’s death in Muscat, Oman, last Friday model Tereza Kacerova posted a heartbreaking open letter on her Instagram in which she revealed photos of the good times they spent together and that they had been planning on having children of their own.
Among other things, the photos show the close relationship Avicii had with her son.
“Dear Tim,” Ms Kacerova writes in the letter to the late 28-year-old: “I’ve spent the last days waiting to wake up, waiting for someone to tell me this is some sick joke, some awful mistake.
“I think it’s finally settling on me now that I will truly never get to see you again.”
She then reminisces about their time together and speaks of their plans for their future.
“I used to tell you that Lucas will never remember life without you. Now I hope that he will remember his life with you.
“I was always very set on keeping our relationship private because I wanted it to be ours and wanted no part in that madness.
“But I thought, if I’m going to share this with the world, it will be when I’m pregnant with our child. Oh how that plan went awry.
“I called you baby angel. Little did I know how soon you would become one.
“The last words you ever said to me were I love you. Well I love you as much as you love Mexican coke and then some.”
Kacerova is a Czech-born model who grew up in Vermont, US. Her work includes modelling for one of the Surf Magazine’s Swimsuit Editions and an appearance in the video for Maroon 5’s 2014 hit ‘Map.’