Even before his death, Avicii walked away from life on the road and canceled all future tours. You can’t see Avicii drop any of his classic anthems in clubs, and you may not be able to shake his hand and thank him for all the life-affirming melodies, but if you travel to the Madame Tussauds wax figure museum in New York City, you can take your picture with the most lifelike statue of Avicii in existence.
“We are always looking to create those celebrities who have made a significant impact on their field, and I think that it’s easy to see that Avicii is one of the most iconic musicians of our generation,” says Tom Middleton, general manager of Madame Tussauds NY. “For us, it was the perfect opportunity in conjunction with his family to really celebrate his life and his career and allow guests to relive some of this icon’s most notable performances.”
The exhibit at Madame Tussauds in New York City is meant to bring everyone closer to the man’s life while shining a light on his incredibly human legacy. The Avicii figure will be alongside figures of Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, Ed Sheeran and more.