Avicii’s Family Released Statement Implying He Committed Suicide

Swedish DJ and musician, Avicii whose real name is Tim Bergling who died last Friday allegedly killed himself according to family members.

Although the cause of death has still not been made known to the public, a new statement by the DJ’s family members reveals the possibility that he might have killed himself.

The statement issued by his family 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. 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.

 

UPDATE: Late Avicii’s Family Arrive Oman

The family of superstar DJ Avicii who was found dead in his apartment in Oman have  arrived to repatriate his body.

According to police in Oman, Avicii’s parents, two sisters and one brother are in the nation to repatriate his body this week.

Authorities are ruling out “criminal suspicion” in the death of the superstar DJ. Avicii, whose real name was Tim Bergling, was found dead Friday in the Oman capital of Muscat. A cause of death has not been released.

“Two postmortems were carried out … and we can confirm that there is no criminal suspicion in the death,” Royal Oman Police told CNN.

His family is “completely devastated,” police said.

Though he was highly successful as a DJ and musician, the 28-year-old constantly struggled with fame and health issues. He retired from performing two years ago to take a break from touring and the exhausting lifestyle that comes with it.

He wrote on social media that stress, anxiety, and illness were factors in his decision. He said walking away was tough but he needed to pursue other interests.

He wrote on social media at the time: “Creating music is what makes me happy and I have gotten to know so many great people in my days of touring, seen so many amazing places and created endless of good memories.

“The decision I made might seem odd to some but everyone is different and for me this was the right one.”

Award Winning DJ Avicii Dies At 28

28 year-old Tim Bergling popularly known as Avicii is dead.

According to reports the Swedish-born producer and DJ has been found dead in Oman.

Avicii’s publicist Diana Baron confirmed the news in a statement that the DJ was in Muscat, Oman when he passed away.

“It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii,” Baron said. “He was found dead in Muscat, Oman this Friday afternoon local time, April 20th. The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this difficult time. No further statements will be given.”

Avicii was known as a pioneer of the Electronic Dance Movement.

Bergling chose the moniker “Avicii” because the word represented the lowest level of Buddhist hell. He was one of the most successful DJs in the electronic music industry.

The musician found crossover pop success with his 2011 track “Le7els,” which sampled Etta James, going platinum in the US and becoming a number one single internationally.

Avicii also collaborated with other artists and remixed their songs, working with Madonna, Robyn, Major Lazer, Daft Punk Coldplay (“A Sky Full of Stars”, “Hymn for the Weekend”) and Wyclef Jean and Santana (the 2014 World Cup anthem “Dar um Jeito”).

The DJ earned a Grammy nod in 2012 for “Sunshine” – a collaboration with David Guetta.

While he had been making music prior to “Le7els,” the track launched his career at 20 years old.

In 2012, he ended up on Forbes’ “Highest Paid DJs list”, and became number three on the list by 2014.

Throughout his career, he took home two MTV Music Awards, one Billboard Music Award and earned two Grammy nominations.

Just days before his death, Avicii was nominated for a Billboard Music Award for top dance/electronic album for his EP Avicii (01).

His biggest hits include “Le7els,” “Wake Me Up!,” “The Days,” and “You Make Me.

In 2016, Avicii retired from performing live after experiencing a variety of health problems including acute pancreatitis, partially due to drinking. Two years prior, he had his gallbladder and appendix removed, and he cancelled a series of tour dates in order to recover.

Despite retiring, he continued to make music in the studio.