Last weekend, the world was shaken by the news that EDM titan Avicii (real name Tim Bergling) had passed away at the young age of 28. Details surrounding his death have remained scarce until now, via Variety.
The producer/DJ's family have released their second statement following his passing, alluding to the musician's suicide. The statement, which was translated from Swedish to English and verified by multiple sources, can be found in its entirety below.
Stockholm, 26 April 2018
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. 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,
Avicii's representatives have yet to confirm the implications, although two post-mortem examinations have been conducted and have ruled out foul play.
This story will be updated with the release of more information surrounding Avicii's devastating passing.