Avicii’s family issues new statement hinting at late producer’s suicide
The global dance music community is still reeling from Avicii’s untimely passing on April 20. The superstar Swedish producer was found dead in Muscat, Oman and since, a continuous outpouring of support has flooded social media, with dance and pop icons around the world all expressing their shock from the sudden loss. Avicii‘s family issued an initial statement, though now the family’s second public announcement may begin to give fans some sort of closure, as they imply the late producer, “couldn’t go on any longer.”
The full statement reads,
Stockholm, 26 April 2018
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,
The global electronic music phenomenon is still in its infancy, and Avicii undoubtedly helped build it to where it is today. The loss of one of our most important trailblazers is still fresh in our minds, but at least now perhaps one of our genre’s finest is finally at peace.