The family of the late Avicii, real name Tim Bergling, released a second statement on Thursday which implies the DJ took his own life.
Tributes have been pouring in around the world for the star since the tragic news emerged Friday, April 20 that he had been found dead in Oman aged 28.
The latest statement obtained by ET Canada, translated from Swedish, reads: “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.”
It continued, “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. We love you, Your family.”
The publication claimed the statement’s original wording in Swedish made the implication more overt.
The family initially released a statement on Monday, in which they thanked fans for their continued support.
According to reports, Oman police department confirmed there was no criminal suspicion in Avicii’s death.
The artist, who retired from live performances in 2016 due to health reasons, has suffered from many medical issues over the years, including acute pancreatitis. He also had his gallbladder and appendix removed in 2014.
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