Swedish DJ and producer Avicii (Tim Bergling) seems to have died from apparent suicide, according to a newly released statement from his family. The death of the electronic megastar sent shockwaves through the music community last Friday when the news of his passing broke. Though Avicii struggled with substance abuse and mental health issues in the past, his death came as a shock to all.

The new statement from his family can be read 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.

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.

Our thoughts are with Avicii’s friends, family and fans at this time. We will update with more information.

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