The family of Avicii, real name Tim Bergling, have issued a statement on the DJ’s sudden death last week saying he “could not go on any longer” and that he “wanted to find peace.”

The statement also outlined the struggles the musician went through in the industry describing him as “an over-achieving perfectionist” and writing that he “was not made for the business machine he found himself in.”

Read the full statement below.

“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 was found dead in  Muscat, Oman on April 20, at just 28-years-old. No cause of death has been announced, however, authorities have ruled out any instances of foul play.

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