A statement has been released regarding the death of Tim Berling, the Swedish DJ and producer who was better known as Avicii. His family implies that his death was by suicide.
He was found dead in his hotel room in Muscat, Oman on April 20 at the age of 28.
In the statement, Bergling's family mentions that he "was not made for the business machine he found himself in; he was a sensitive guy who loved his fans but shunned the spotlight."
They also stated, "He really struggled with thoughts about Meaning, Life, Happiness. He could not go on any longer. He wanted to find peace."
According to Billboard, he had taken a break from touring in 2016 and attributed it to health issues including pancreatitis.
In a previous statement released just days after his death, his family thanked fellow artists and fans for their love and support.
"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 honor Tim, with public gatherings, church bells ringing out his music, tributes at Coachella and moments of silence around the world."
Tributes to Avicii were performed by artists like Kygo, Alison Wonderland, Nick Jonas and more. Hundreds of other artists expressed their heartbreak over social media.
Devastating news about Avicii, a beautiful soul, passionate and extremely talented with so much more to do. My heart goes out to his family. God bless you Tim x— Calvin Harris (@CalvinHarris) April 20, 2018
Wow, I would like to take a moment to pay tribute to the man who really opened my eyes as to what my productions could one day sound like. @Avicii was a genius and a music innovator, and I can not believe he is no longer with us. RIP to the very best.— Charlie Puth (@charlieputh) April 20, 2018
devastated at the news of @Avicii passing. working with him was one of my favorite collaborative moments. far too young. the world was a happier and fuller place with his presence and art. sending all my love to his friends and family. Xxdr— Imagine Dragons (@Imaginedragons) April 20, 2018
The family's statement can be found in full 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 will be remembered for his songs "Wake Me Up," "Hey Brother" and so many more. His influence on the dance music community will never be forgotten, as well as the many lives he touched.
If you or anyone you know is contemplating suicide, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can be reached 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255.