Swede Avicii, one of the most famous DJs in the electro scene who died on Friday at the age of 28, “could not take it anymore” and “wanted peace,” his family said on Thursday in an open letter.
C onsidéré as one of the best DJs in the world, Tim Bergling, his real name, was found dead Friday in Muscat, capital of Oman, where he was a few days on holiday with friends.
“He really struggled with reflections on the meaning of things, life, happiness,” wrote his family in the letter consulted by AFP. “He could not continue any longer. He wanted to find peace.
Contacted by AFP, the spokesperson of the artist refused to confirm the cause of death, or if it was a suicide.
A source in the police in Oman, where Avicii died, had already told AFP that the criminal track was dismissed.
In recent years, the Swede had made no secret of his health problems, such as pancreatitis, due to excessive alcohol consumption.
He had to cancel shows in 2014 to remove the gall bladder and appendix.
“Tim was not suited for the situation he was in; he was a sensitive man who loved his fans but avoided the spotlight, “said his family.
Two years ago, he surprised his admirers by announcing his retirement.
“When he stopped touring, he wanted to find a balance in his life to be happy and to be able to do what he loved most – the music,” she continued.
He had collaborated with artists from different backgrounds such as Madonna, Coldplay or David Guetta and had risen twice in the third place of the world’s best DJs in 2012 and 2013, according to “DJ Magazine”, the reference in the matter.
His family describes him as “an eternally unsatisfied perfectionist who traveled and worked hard at a pace that led to tremendous stress.”