Avicii, the Swedish DJ who was pronounced dead last week at the age of 28 in Oman, apparently killed himself reports indicate.
His family released a statement to this effect which was translated in Swedish.
‘Our beloved Tim was a seeker, a fragile artistic soul searching for answers to existential questions. An overachieving 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.’
The DJ had been going through a lot of health problems which had forced him to stop touring as the stress was too much for him to take.
The family’s statement suggests that his health problems might have led to depression and consequently, suicide.