Avicii’s family has issued a second statement about his death. Read what you will into this. UPDATE: Did he leave a suicide note?

Three days after the family of EDM star Avicii (real name: Tim Berling) released a statement about his death asking for privacy, they’ve released a second statement. Read what you will into this.

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,

Your family

Avicii was found dead in his room at a luxury resort in Muscat, Oman, last Friday (April 20). Authorities have already stated that criminal activity is not a consideration. (Via Variety)

Meanwhile, The Sun thinks that the above means he left a suicide note.


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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