The exact cause of Avicii’s death has been revealed.
According to a new report by TMZ, it is believed that the 28-year-old DJ committed suicide by cutting himself with a broken wine bottle.
In a statement released last week, the family of Avicii suggested that the world renowned musician had in fact taken his own life, 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 28-year-old was found dead April 20 in Muscat, within the Middle Eastern country of Oman. Having battled alcohol problems for years, Avicii also dealt with numerous health problems which including acute pancreatitis. It is thought that these health issues were caused in part due to excessive drinking.
According to sources close to TMZ “the method of death was a shard of glass that caused massive bleeding,” before the publication added “two sources tell us Avicii broke a bottle and used the glass to inflict the fatal wound. One of the sources says it was a wine bottle.”
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