In a statement released last week, the family of Avicii (née Tim Bergling) alluded to suicide as the cause of his death. They wrote, “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,” the statement reads. “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.”
The exact cause of Avicii’s death has been revealed, according to TMZ, which reports that the 28-year-old DJ took his own life by cutting himself with a broken wine bottle.