The official cause of death is not currently known, but reports claim the star took his own life. Though he was still making music at the time of his death, Avicii retired from playing live in August , at the age of 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. On April 26, the family released a second statement. It read:. 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.
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Would he like this? What would he have done? The family, still very much grieving, is also breaking its nearly yearlong silence with two announcements: the arrival of newly completed Avicii music and the formation of a charitable organization called the Tim Bergling Foundation that will support groups involved with mental health and suicide prevention. Instead, it concentrates on songs the artist was far into writing and producing during the last three months of his life, songs which, his friends say, he very much wanted released. Together, the sounds and sentiments they offer represent a cohesive and striking leap ahead for a musician already known as one of the most impactful innovators in electronic pop of the last decade. Afterward, doctors gave him pills for his pain, which he later said were grossly overprescribed. With an unflinching honesty that his friends considered one of his finest traits, Avicii spoke in the film about his social anxiety, lifelong shyness and profound discomfort with fame. It becomes toxic. By the end of , Avicii made a bold choice.
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At the age of 16, Bergling began posting his remixes on electronic music forums, which led to his first record deal. His debut studio album, True , blended electronic music with elements of multiple genres and received generally positive reviews. It peaked in the top ten in more than fifteen countries and topped international charts;     the lead single, " Wake Me Up ", topped most music markets in Europe and reached number four in the United States. Bergling was nominated for a Grammy Award for his work on " Sunshine " with David Guetta in  and "Levels" in Several music publications credit Bergling as among the DJs who ushered electronic music into Top 40 radio in the early s. Bergling retired from touring in due to health problems, having suffered from stress and poor mental health for several years.
We created this space so you could share your memories with all of us and let the world know what Avicii meant to you. Tim you missed you were the best dj you heard you went to the first one that I heard your music not so much for fashion if not the true meaning that each one has, especially SOS is one of my favorites you do not deserve to die to prove how bad we are in this world if it is of something's use to me your musicians gave meaning to my life , your music inspires me many things, on August 25th it will be the next tomorrowland you must be ai te strange avicii. I still cry for you. Thank you Avicii Your songs saved my life. They gave me hope. And I miss you so much, I miss the life you didn't get to live and the songs you didn't get to sing.