Sad news in the case of Avicii's death.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 09: Manager Ash Pournouri (L) and DJ Avicii arrive at Clive Davis & The Recording Academy's 2013 Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons honoring Antonio 'L.A.' Reid at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 9, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images) / Avicii 2013 American Music Awards Favorite EDM Artist
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Last week, Swedish DJ Avicii passed away suddenly. Today, new details have emerged about his death. In a letter received by Variety, his family implies his cause of death was suicide. Here's what the letter had to say:

“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,” continues the statement. “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.”

If this was his cause of death, it makes it that much more tragic. As someone who has recently been affected by suicide, I know how hard this must be for his friends, family, and fans.

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