After learning that Avicii reportedly died from blood loss after cutting himself, his fans are sharing their devastation on social media.
"I'm too sad about how Avicii died. I understand how overwhelming anxiety can be. There is still a ridiculous stigma around mental health that prevents people talking about it," wrote one person.
"Lost for words by the way Avicii committed suicide," commented another.
Please use the news of Avicii as a reminder of why mental health needs to be taken more seriously. Ending the stigma against mental illness could help us save lives. Mental health is extremely important. If you or someone you know is suffering, you have resources, 1-800-273-8255— Karianne Radio (@ItIsKarianne) May 1, 2018
"The further statements about Avicii's death is truly heart breaking. RIP to a creative, respected man," one fan tweeted, as reported by The Sun.
I wasn’t a ‘fan’ of Avicii’s music but to imagine him sat alone in a hotel room in Oman at his lowest point deciding to cut himself and end life makes me sad! To think he must have just sat & watched life go out of his own body! Everyone should have someone they can reach out to!— biebermum (@biebermum) May 1, 2018
"Broken to learn that Avicii took his own life," yet another fan wrote. "Shows you can have everything and be unhappy. Everyone should find peace, and suicide should never be an option."
Just heard the details of #Avicii suicide. It’s been well know his struggles with alcoholism and depression, yet his end was truly horrifying and gruesome.— Jason (@AmIJasonAscher) May 1, 2018
As has been widely reported, Avicii was found dead in Oman on April 20. Following his passing, Avicii's family released a statement, saying, "We would like to thank you for the support and the loving words about our son and brother," the statement began. "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 [Bergling, Avicii's real name], with public gatherings, church bells ringing out his music, tributes at Coachella and moments of silence around the world," the statement continued.
"We are grateful for the privacy during this difficult time. Our wish is that it continues that way. With love, The Tim Bergling Family," the statement added.
It was later revealed that the 28-year-old reportedly died from blood loss after a self-inflicted wound. He is reported to have taken his own life by cutting himself with broken glass.