Tim Bergling's family makes a statement about the death of the world famous musician

Cheryl Kahla
Apr 27, 2018
07:47 A.M.
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Less than a week after 28-year-old Swedish musician was found dead in his hotel room, his family released a second statement about the cause of his death. 


Avicii, born as Tom Bergling, was in Oman in Western Asia at the time of his death. While authorities suspected no foul play, his family implied that the singer might have taken his life. 

As reported by Variety, fans can expect an investigation report to be released in the coming days. His family's statement, published in Swedish, described Bergling as 'a fragile artistic soul.' 

They also explained that the pressure of his industry, his success and his fast-paced career pushed the 'over-achieving perfectionist' to his limits.


Bergling retired in 2016 and cited several health reasons as the the motivating force. He was hoping that the break from touring and performing would reconnect him with his passion: music. 

However, the troubled musician couldn't find peace for his soul and the balance he so desperately craved. 'He could not go on any longer,' his family wrote.

'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.'

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

According to Rolling Stone, Avicii' was a forerunner on electronic dance music scene in the early 2010's, and smashed records with his 2013 track, Wake Me Up. 


The pop-and-country song reached the top spot in 43 weekly charts and three annual charts, including Hot Pop Songs, Billboard Hot 100, Euro Digital Songs, and Mainstream Top 40.  

Wake Me Up also went platinum six times in the United States, three times in the United Kingdom and sold more than 11 million copies worldwide. 

Bergling is survived by his parents Klas Berglin and Anki Liden, his brothers David and Anton, and Linda Sterna, his sister.