20 Apr Update: Suicide Likely, Swedish EDM Superstar DJ Avicii Dead at 28
UPDATE 4/26: The Swedish to English translation from Tim’s family strongly suggests his death was a suicide as reported by Variety earlier today. An official police report is expected to be released in a few days. Here is the translation from his parents below:
Our beloved Tim was a seeker, a fragile artistic soul searching for answers to existential questions.
An over-achieving perfectionist who traveled 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.
The person you were and your music will keep your memory alive.We love you,
It’s with a heavy heart to learn from Billboard who’s just reported Swedish EDM Superstar Avicii has passed away.
“It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii,” his publicist Diana Baron said in a statement. “He was found dead in Muscat, Oman this Friday afternoon local time, April 20th. The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this difficult time. No further statements will be given.”
Tim, who was loved by many in the EDM community, will be deeply missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. To celebrate his life, listen to some of his best tracks we all know and love.