The EDM star was found dead in Oman on April 20. He was 28.
His family alluded to suicide in a statement last week. According to a transcription by Variety, the statement explained that Avicii, whose real name is Tim Bergling, “could not go on any longer.”
“He really struggled with thoughts about Meaning, Life, Happiness,” the statement read. “He could not go on any longer. 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.”
As previously reported, the DJ suffered from health problems for several years, including acute pancreatitis, in part due to excessive drinking. He had his gallbladder and appendix removed in 2014 and announced he was retiring from touring in 2016.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.