Avicii’s Family Issue New Statement Saying “He Could Not Go On Any Longer”

The family of Avicii, the superstar DJ born Tim Bergling, have released a second statement regarding the 28-year-old’s tragic death.

Issued nearly a week after the Swede was found dead at an Omani resort, the new statement does not confirm a cause of death. However, it does insinuate he took his own life.

Characterising Avicii as a sensitive individual who avoided the limelight despite his massive success, the statement says “he could not go on any longer.”

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

Variety notes that in the message’s original Swedish, the connotation that he took his own life is more apparent.

The message arrives after fans pointed to clips from a 2017 documentary in which the muso said alcohol abuse and extreme anxiety contributed to his decision to stop touring.

It also comes after Omani officials conducted two postmortem investigations, finding there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death. No cause of death has been announced.

f you or someone you know is dealing with mental illness, there are resources you can turn to including BeyondBlue (1300 22 4636), Kids Helpline (1800 55 1800), Suicide Call Back Service (1300 659 467) and Lifeline (13 11 14).