The family of the late Swedish deejay and producer Avicii (born Tim Bergling) released a new statement on Thursday implying the star died from suicide.
In a letter obtained by the outlet (which was translated from Swedish), the musician’s family calls him “a seeker, a fragile artistic soul searching for answers to existential questions” and “an over-achieving perfectionist who traveled 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.”
It continued: “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.”
On Sunday, the Royal Oman Police told CNN they had ruled out any suspicion of foul play.
“It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii,” his rep told PEOPLE in a statement on April 20. “He was found dead in Muscat, Oman this Friday afternoon local time, April 20th. The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this difficult time. No further statements will be given.”
“Two postmortems were carried out … and we can confirm that there is no criminal suspicion in the death,” authorities told the outlet.
Despite his success on the charts, Avicii wasn’t comfortable with the celebrity lifestyle, multiple sources previously told PEOPLE.
“He was totally thrown into this. All he wanted was to make beautiful music,” said deejay Laidback Luke — who mentored the late musician (born Tim Bergling) when he was a teen. “2015 was the last time I saw him face to face, and I remember there wasn’t much Tim left. Tim looked to me kind of like a zombie. He had aged significantly. When I saw him perform, it was as if he wasn’t in touch with life anymore.”
If you, your friend, or a loved one are struggling with depression, anxiety, self-harm, or just feel like you want to give up on life please DO NOT be afraid to reach out. Please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255. Always check up on the people you love the most too. The ones who seem to be the strongest are sometimes the ones going through a lot in life. Communication is key and so is self-love. We must practice this more.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Avicii and his family. We love you so much, brother! Thank you for the countless memories and thank you for your incredible music. We’ll see you on the big stage up in the sky one day again.