The exact cause of Avicii’s death has been revealed, according to a report, which claims that the 28-year-old committed suicide by cutting himself with a broken wine bottle.
Avicii’s body, which was found on April 20th in Muscat, Oman, took his life the broken glass after previously suggested his issues with alcohol according to TMZ.
In a statement released recently, the family of Avicii suggested that suicide was 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 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.”
The Swedish DJ, who was behind hits including ‘Wake Me Up’, was desperate to make music according to fellow musician Carl Cox.
“He just wanted to be free to make music,” Cox told BBC Radio 1’s Danny Howard.
“The pressure was put on him and he was in trouble mentally. It was very sad to see someone who had so much to offer take his life.
“I was very, very sad because I could see he was not in control of himself,” Cox added.
“We used to hang out backstage but he was a guy on his own, he didn’t have much of an entourage.
“It was just business, business, business all the time. It was too much, even for a young guy. The pressure was put on him.”
For anybody who might be struggling to deal with mental health issues, here are some helpline numbers for you to talk to:
Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems.
Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm)
Charity providing support if you’ve been diagnosed with an anxiety condition.
Phone: 03444 775 774 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5.30pm)
Voluntary charity offering support for sufferers of panic attacks and OCD. Offers a course to help overcome your phobia/OCD. Includes a helpline.
Phone: 0844 967 4848 (daily, 10am-10pm)
Rethink Mental Illness
Support and advice for people living with mental illness.
Phone: 0300 5000 927 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-4pm)