On 20th April, Tim Bergling who is popularly known as Avicii died at the age of 28. At first the reason behind was unclear and the entire world was left shocked with the news. On 26th April, Avicii's family released this statement-
We would like to thank you for the support and the loving words about our son and brother. We are so grateful for everyone who loved Tim’s music and have precious memories of his songs.
Thank you for all the initiatives taken to honor Tim, with public gatherings, church bells ringing out his music, tributes at Coachella and moments of silence around the world.
We are grateful for the privacy during this difficult time. Our wish is that it continues that way.
The Tim Bergling Family
Three days later, his family released a second statement that read-
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
Avicii was found dead in his hotel room in Oman and the cause of death has been identified as suicide committed by a piece of glass. He battled alcoholism and retired from live performing in 2016 due to health issues. He had acute pancreatitis and had his gall bladder and appendix removed which were damaged due to excessive drinking. Artists all over the world have been praying tributes to Avicii and he is definitely an artistic soul that will be missed.