Avicii's Family Says 'He Could Not Go on Any Longer'

The Swedish dance star's cause of death has not yet been announced.

DJ Avicii Statement

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DJ Avicii Statement

Last week, the news of Swedish EDM star Avicii's death shook the music world. The artist, whose name is Tim Bergling, died at the age of 28 on April 20. While a post-mortem examination ruled out "criminal suspicion," Bergling's cause of death has not yet been announced.  

The producer/DJ's family has released a second statement on his death, after sharing their first on Monday, in which they share their gratitude to Avicii's fans and pleaded for privacy during their mourning. The statement does not detail Avicii's cause of death, but hints at the possibility of suicide. 

The message, via Variety reads:  

Stockholm, 26 April 2018

 In their statement released Monday, the family wrote:

We would like to thank you for the support and the loving words about our son and brother. We are so grateful for everyone who loved Tim’s music and have precious memories of his songs.

Avicii was found dead on Friday in his hotel room in Oman. He was one of the most popular EDM artists of all time, and consistently in the top five of Forbes’ annual highest-paid DJs list. In 2016, Avicii announced that he was retiring from touring because of health issues, including acute pancreatitis, partially due to excessive drinking. He also had his gallbladder and appendix removed in 2014.

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