In a statement issued by Avicii’s family this morning, they implied that the superstar DJ “couldn’t go on any longer” when he died suddenly last week. Reach their full statement:
“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,
According to a Swedish source speaking to Variety, the pre-translated speech ‘made the implication [of suicide] more overt’.
This is a sad ending to an illustrious career and such a immense talent. He was reportedly working on a new album. Time will tell if it will ever see the light of day. Goodbye Avicii from all of us at RTT.