Disturbing new details have emerged about the death of Tim Bergling, aka DJ Avicii, 28, whose life was marred by substance abuse and physical ailments. Following a statement from his family, which confirmed that his death had been a suicide, new reports state that he used broken glass to inflict fatal harm to himself.
Ultimately, the world-renowned DJ and producer died of massive blood loss. The injuries were said to be to his neck, though other sources say he slashed his wrist. The 28-year-old was found dead on April 20, 2018, in Oman. He had battled alcohol abuse for years, and friends worried that that would finally be the cause of his demise.
The statement issued by his parents read, "Our beloved Tim was a seeker, a fragile artistic soul searching for answers to existential questions. An overachieving perfectionist who traveled and worked hard at a pace that led to extreme stress. In 2016 he was diagnosed with pancreatitis. 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."
The family also stated, " 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. 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."
In a documentary released last October, Avicii: True Stories, the Swedish DJ stated prophetically that he was "going to die." He had stopped touring in 2016, due to acute pancreatitis caused by excessive drinking.
Since his death, news has emerged that the notoriously reclusive musician had a secret girlfriend and donated millions to charity. With an estimated net worth of $85 million, he seemed to shun the rich life, stating, “I discovered when I started making money that I didn’t really need it. When you have such an excess of money you don’t need, the most sensible, most human and completely obvious thing is to give to people in need.” In 2012, during a 27-date US House for Hunger tour, he donated $1 million to Feeding America, a hunger-relief charity.