In a statement released following his tragic passing, 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.”