- DJ and producer Avicii killed himself, multiple sources told TMZ.
- The news comes after a statement last week from his family that alluded to suicide.
- WARNING: The reports include details of how he is said to have killed himself, and may be upsetting.
DJ and producer Avicii killed himself, according to several sources who spoke with the US celebrity website TMZ.
Avicii, who was 28, was found dead in Muscat, Oman, on April 20. Police said there was “no criminal suspicion” in the case, and a previous statement from his family alluded to suicide.
TMZ’s report described in some detail the alleged circumstances leading to Avicii’s death, which some readers may find upsetting.
Multiple sources reportedly said that Avicii, whose real name was Tim Bergling, took his own life using a shard of glass “that caused massive bleeding.” Two sources said the shards came from a broken bottle.
The statement from Bergling’s family, released last week, said he “could not go on any longer” and “wanted to find peace.”
Avicii had previously warned that he was “going to die,” in a documentary released in October.
He had retired from touring in 2016, citing a series of health concerns that included acute pancreatitis, in part due to excessive drinking.
In a documentary titled “Avicii: True Stories,” released in October, he repeatedly warned that the touring lifestyle was going to kill him but that he was being pressured to continue.
The family’s previous statement read: “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.”
An official police report and cause of death have yet to be released.
People in Australia with personal problems can call Lifeline on 13 11 14, or get immediate support through online chat or over the phone from Beyond Blue.
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