World renowned musician's suicide confirmed

Cheryl Kahla
Apr 26, 2018
11:33 A.M.
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The Swedish singer Tim Bergling was most famously known as Avicii. His family released a second statement which implies that the cause of death was suicide.


Avicii's body was found on April 20, 2018, in Oman, Western Asia. He was 28 years old, and the cause of death wasn't initially revealed to the public, but authorities didn't suspect foul play. 

As reported by Pop Culture, Avicii's family explained that the entertainment industry took its toll on him and that he was 'not built for the business machine he found himself in.' 

They added that Avicii was a sensitive and artistic person who appreciated every one of his fans and supporters, but that he detested the limelight as well. 


His family's heartrending statement was published in its entirety on SVT Nyheter, and while it doesn't implicitly cite suicide as the cause of death, it is implied. 

'Our beloved Tim was a seeker [...] He really struggled with thoughts about meaning, life, happiness. He could not go on any longer. He wanted to find peace.'

Avicii's Family, Variety, April 26, 2018. 

In their first statement, they thanked Avicii's supporters for the loving words and condolences, and it warmed their hearts to know that his music touched so many lives. 


According to Variety, they also extended special thanks to everybody who arranged memorial services, gatherings, and tributes for their beloved Tim around the world.

Avicii was also a disk jockey and record producer. He started his career in 2006, at the age of 17, and was mentored by renowned DJ Laidback Luke. 

In 2012, he became a household name after he collaborated with David Guetta on the Sunshine. The track was also nominated for a Grammy award in the category of Best Dance Recording.


Avicii retired in 2016 at the age of 26 when he was at the peak of his musical career. He cited health complications as the reason for his departure from the entertainment industry. 

He suffered from acute pancreatitis, and his health continued to deteriorate after he had his gallbladder and appendix removed two years before his retirement. 

The singer is survived by his parents, Klas Berglin and Anki Lidén, his brothers David Bergling and Anton Körberg, and sister Linda Sterner.