Family of Avicii indicates death was a suicide: 'He wanted to find peace'
The cause of Avicii's death at 28 was suicide, the late artist's family confirmed Thursday.
Tim Bergling, known worldwide as hitmaker Avicii, reportedly left a note upon his April 20 death.
"Our beloved Tim was a seeker, a fragile artistic soul searching for answers to existential questions,” the Bergling family says in a new statement translated from Swedish. "He really struggled with thoughts about meaning, life, happiness. He could not go on any longer."
When Avicii stopped touring in 2016 due to health issues related to excessive drinking, "he wanted to find a balance in life to be happy and be able to do what he loved most — music," the statement continues. "Tim was not made for the business machine he found himself in; he was a sensitive guy who loved his fans but shunned the spotlight."
The family also notes that he was an "over-achieving perfectionist" who struggled to handle the extreme stress tied to his massively successful career.
In death, "he wanted to find peace," the statement reads. "Tim, you will forever be loved and sadly missed. The person you were and your music will keep your memory alive."
News of Avicii's sudden death in Muscat, Oman rocked the music industry and his fans around the world.
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