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Less than a week after his death, the family of Avicii has released a new statement about the late musician. The Swedish DJ and music producer, whose real name was Tim Bergling, was found dead in Oman at the age of 28 last Friday. His family’s second statement has revealed more details about the struggles he faced.

“Our beloved Tim was a seeker, a fragile artistic soul searching for answers to existential questions,” his family said in the statement, which was shared on Twitter by ABC News. “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.”

His family continued, “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.” Variety reports that the statement implies the late DJ died by suicide.

In the first statement that was released Monday, the Bergling family thanked people for their “loving words” and said they were “so grateful for everyone” who loved the electronic dance music superstar’s work. The statement read:

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.

Thank you for all the initiatives taken to honor Tim, with public gatherings, church bells ringing out his music, tributes at Coachella and moments of silence around the world.

We are grateful for the privacy during this difficult time. Our wish is that it continues that way.

Musicians and fans have continued to pay tribute to the “Wake Me Up” artist on social media.

See how social media reacted to the heartbreaking statement below:

Social Media Reacts to New Statement from Avicii’s Family on the Late DJ’s Death

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