27 April 2018Hot off the Press
Image credit: Alex Wessely (Rolling Stone)
The family of Tim Bergling, a Swedish DJ known as Avicii, have released a statement suggesting the artist’s death was a suicide.
According to Avicii’s family, he “struggled with thoughts about meaning, life [and] happiness.”
The statement says:
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,
No further statements have been issued.
Nearly a week after his death in Oman, musicians and fans alike continue to pay tribute to the DJ.
If you or anyone you know are struggling, OPMG encourages you to contact Lifeline on 13 11 14. There is always help available.