In their second official statement to the world, Avicii’s family implies that the cause of his death last week was suicide.
When it was announced late last week that Tim Bergling had been found dead in Oman, the electronic music scene was rocked to the core. The entire music industry mourned the loss of Avicii as both members of the industry and fans alike shared stories, memories, and messages of hope to those who may be in similar situations that he faced in his life.
Avicii’s Family released an official statement on Monday that gave thanks to those who shared memories, paid tribute to his legacy, or simply loved the music that he made. Today, a second statement has been released by the family that was obtained by Variety, and while not specifically stated, it alludes to suicide as the cause of death.
Over the years, Avicii had been known to struggle with both his physical and mental health as he was subjected to rigorous touring schedules and management that pushed him to the limit. Having stopped touring in 2016 with the intention of continuing to just produce music from his studio, the 2017 documentary Avicii: True Stories shed some light on his battles with anxiety and the stress that comes from working within the music industry.
If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
Official Statement From Avicii’s Family:
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.