Avicii's family release new statement following his death: "He could not go on any longer"

The Swedish DJ and producer's family describe him as a "sensitive guy who loved his fans but shunned the spotlight".

The family of Avicii have released a second statement following the untimely death of the Swedish DJ on April 20 at the age of 28. 

The statement implies the producer took his own life, although it is not fully clear as it has been translated from Swedish. 

The message reads:

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

Three days earlier (April 23), the family issued the statement:

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.

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.

With love,

The Tim Bergling Family

Avicii was found dead in his hotel room in Oman. The cause of death has not been announced.

The star's music is set to return to the Official Singles and Albums Charts this week as fans pay tribute.