Avicii's loved ones apparently feared the worst leading up to his sudden and untimely death.
A source told PEOPLE that “Avicii’s family spoke to him on the phone earlier that week and got very worried about his mental state. His brother flew to Oman to bring him home and arrived only a couple of hours too late.”
Just hours before, Avicii had been reported to die of suicide in Oman on April 20.
In a letter that was translated from Swedish, Avicii's family wrote:
“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,” continued 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.”
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