Avicii died at age of 28 on Friday April 20, and in a statement provided to several media outlets, Avicii’s family revealed the cause of death. The family said that the cause of death has been an apparent suicide, and it was revealed six days after the musician was found dead in Muscat, Oman.
Avicii’s family have released a statement, as well as revealing the musician left a suicide note.
In a statement translated from Swedish, his family said: “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.”
They also added: “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 star, real name Tim Bergling, was found dead in Muscat, Oman, where he was holidaying with his friends.
According to local media Gulf News, two autopsies have been carried out. Police also confirmed that there was no criminal suspicious on his death.
Tim had suffering from numerous health problems. He also suffered from acute pancreatitis, which is caused by his excessive drinking. In 2014, he had his appendix and gallbladder removed.