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By Oluwatobi Opusunju

The family of superstar producer and DJ, Avicii has released a statement revealing the events that led to his death.


Real name Tim Bergling, the news of his death last week sent shock waves across the global music scene.

However, while there are many unanswered questions about the exact cause of his death and an official medical report is yet to be revealed, the family in the statement is insinuating he committed suicide.

They said events leading to his death saw him struggle with life, but “could not go on any longer” and “wanted to find peace”. 

Read the full statement below:

“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.

Then 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, widely known for his song “Wake Me Up” died at the age of 28. He was one of the most popular and successful electronic dance-music artistes of all time. The song “Wake Me Up” scored him No. 4 hit on the Billboard 200 in 2013. He also regularly appeared in the Top 5 of Forbes’ “Highest-Paid DJs” lists.

We will sorely miss Avicii!

Read also: #ThrowbackThursday – Remembering Avicii

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