Music a few months ago Share Tweet Pin Share As fans, friends and family continue reeling from the sudden death of EDM pioneer Avicii, the hitmaker’s family is now stepping forward with an official statement that reveals some of his personal struggles leading up his tragic death. “Our beloved Tim was a seeker, a fragile artistic soul searching for answers to existential questions. An over-achieving perfectionist who traveled 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.” Avicii had retired from live performances back in 2016 due to health problems stemming from acute pancreatitis after getting his gall bladder and appendix removed in 2014. As of now, the cause of death has still yet be announced, however, authorities have since confirmed there is no suspicion of foul play.