In the statement, they talked about his struggles with finding his meaning and not being made for the “business machine he found himself in”
Here is what they said:
“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. 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.”
In 2016, the musician released a statement on social media that he would retire from touring citing “stress, anxiety, and illness” as major factors for taking the decision.
The DJ had spoken publicly in a true life documentary about himself Avicii: True Stories that he is “going to die” and that he had told his management “so many times”.
In the documentary, it was revealed that the DJ performs over 320 shows in a year.
He had had to result to drugs and alcohol to help him get through most of the shows, the documentary reveals.
When he turned 21, doctors diagnosed him of acute pancreatitis.
Avicii was discovered dead in Muscat, Oman just last week.
The actual cause of his death isn’t known publicly yet.
He was only 28 years old.