- 01 May 18
The music world was rocked when it was announced superstar DJ Avicii, born Tim Bergling, had died aged just 28.
The shock turned to sadness, when the DJ's family alluded earlier in the week that the megastar had died by suicide in Oman.
Sources have confirmed to TMZ that Bergling died due to blood loss, from a wound which was self-inflicted.
Bergling's family's statement read: "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."
Tributes have poured in since the tragic news has been released
— AKON (@Akon) 20 April 2018
Rest in peace @Avicii My heart goes out to your family at this difficult time. x
— Craig David (@CraigDavid) 20 April 2018
Rest easy Avicii, you inspired so many of us. Wish I could have said that to you in person x
— Ellie Goulding (@elliegoulding) 20 April 2018
— Laidback Luke (@LaidbackLuke) 20 April 2018
Oh my god truly devastated for Avicii very very sad news way to young ... what a talent he was. rest in peace x
— Liam (@LiamPayne) 20 April 2018
Such sad news to hear about Avicii passing. Too young and way too soon. My condolences go out to his family, friends and fans x
— DUA LIPA (@DUALIPA) 20 April 2018
Devastating news about Avicii, a beautiful soul, passionate and extremely talented with so much more to do. My heart goes out to his family. God bless you Tim x
— Calvin Harris (@CalvinHarris) 20 April 2018
Damn Dude RIP #Avicii ??
— DJ Pauly D (@DJPaulyD) 20 April 2018
So sorry to hear of the untimely passing of Avicii. Wake Me Up was the song of the summer of 2013 and my song of the Camino
— Leo Varadkar (@campaignforleo) 20 April 2018