Avicii’s family confirmed he committed suicide
Avicii's family confirmed that he committed suicide.
Translated from Swedish, the statement issued to Variety read: “Our beloved Tim was a seeker, a fragile artistic soul searching for answers to existential questions.
“An over-achieving perfectionist who travelled 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.”
They added: “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. ‘We love you, Your family.’
Avicii checked his health at the hospital when he was on his tour. Photo: Avicii: True Story.
A video recording of Avicii hospitalized was shared by him six months before his death and then also posted on many pages.
Avicii was completely exhausted and nearly depressed. Photo: Avicii: True Story.
On April 20, music lovers around the world were deeply hurt by the news of Avicii's death. The 28-year-old DJ has had many health problems in the last few years due to alcohol abuse. Two days ago, these same family members issued their first statement since Avicii passed away.
“We would like to thank you for the support and the loving words about our son and brother.
“We are so grateful for everyone who loved Tim’s music and have precious memories of his songs.
“Thank you for all the initiatives taken to honour Tim, with public gatherings, church bells ringing out his music, tributes at Coachella and moments of silence around the world.
“We are grateful for the privacy during this difficult time. Our wish is that it continues that way.
“With love, The Tim Bergling Family.”
In 2016, he announced he would stop performing to rest and solve his health problems before returning again. His most successful hits included singles such as "Levels," "Wake Me Up" and "Hey Brother."
By: Christina Baker