Six days after Avicii's untimely death at the age of 28 last week (April 20), the family of the Swedish DJ, born Tim Bergling, has released a second statement, speaking to his life and career. The statement also indicates the cause of death was suicide, which sources confirmed to Billboard.
"Our beloved Tim was a seeker, a fragile artistic soul searching for answers to existential questions," the statement says. "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 could not go on any longer. He wanted to find peace."
On Monday (April 23), Bergling's family released a statement thanking fans and artists for their statements of support and tributes, which spanned the globe. "We are so grateful for everyone who loved Tim’s music and have precious memories of his songs," the statement read. "Thank you for all the initiatives taken to honor Tim, with public gatherings, church bells ringing out his music, tributes at Coachella and moments of silence around the world."