Avicci's family releases second statement, hinting the EDM star committed suicide
The Swedish DJ died unexpectedly on April 20. Now, in new statement from his family implies that the 28-year-old EDM sensation took his own life.
Swedish DJ and EDM spearhead Avicii, born Tim Bergling, was found dead in his hotel room in Muscat, Oman last Friday (April 20) at the age of just 28 years. Although an official cause of death has not yet been revealed, initial police investigations found nothing suspicious.
Today (April 26), as Reuters reports, a new statement has been released by the family of the 'Le7els' hit-maker, which suggests that Avicci might have committed suicide.
Read the full statement below:
“Our beloved Tim was a seeker, a fragile artistic soul searching for answers to existential questions. An over-achieving perfectionist who traveled and worked hard at a pace that led to extreme stress. When he stopped touring, he wanted to find a balance in life to be happy and be able to do what he loved most — music. He really struggled with thoughts about Meaning, Life, Happiness. He could not go on any longer. He wanted to find peace.
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. Tim, you will forever be loved and sadly missed. The person you were and your music will keep your memory alive.”
Throughout his career, Avicii dealt with numerous health problems, including acute pancreatitis, in part due to excessive drinking. In 2014, he had surgery to remove his gallbladder and appendix. These issues eventually led Avicii to retire from touring in 2016, although he continued to make music in the studio.
Recently, we reported how a 2017 documentary titled 'Avicci: True Stories' revealed a chilling fact about the EDM icon. As the documentary revealed, Avicci had warned his management that touring would kill him, but was pressured to keep going regardless.