According to a recent report, Avicii talked to his loved ones just hours before he took his own life two weeks ago.
Based on this conversation and the DJ's behavior/mindset/attitude during it, Avicii's feared the worst.
They feared that Avicii would take his own life.
"The family was aware that Tim felt bad. It went up and down, but when he was in Oman, it became worse," a source close to the family told the Swedish website Stoppa Pressarna.
This insider added:
"When they talked to Tim on the phone they became worried. The family realized that it was really bad and that one had to act."
This article goes on to say that one family member immediately hopped on on a flight to the Middle East, but it was too late:
When the family member (believed to be Avicii's brother) arrived in the city of Muscat, Avicii had already committed suicide.
As previously detailed, the beloved musician killed himself at the young age of 28, following years of admitted substance abuse and anxiety.
In 2016, Avicii took a hiatus from touring due to health issues (he was previously diagnosed with pancreatitis), both mental and physical.
He confessed to partying too much and feeling ongoing pressure to be a global success.
Earlier this week, TMZ quoted an insider who said the Swedish DJ used a shard of glass to fatally wound himself.
It's unclear whether he cut himself on the wrist or on the neck, but it's become evident that Avicii struggled tremendously with his place in the world.
"Our beloved Tim was a seeker, a fragile artistic soul searching for answers to existential questions," read a recent family statement, shedding some light on what transpired with their relative.
This statement continued:
"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."
Based on those final two sentences, it was assumed by most fans that Avicii did, indeed, kill himself.
And now that has been confirmed.
But this was the first we heard of the phone call between the late DJ and his family members.
It's heartbreaking, isn't it?
The hitmaker bled to death while on vacation on the aforementioned Arabian peninsula on Friday, April 20.
"It's terrible for the family, an unusual sense of powerlessness and frustration that Tim left them in such young years," the source told the website cited above, concluding:
"It's a big tragedy. He was really a great guy."
This really does seem to be the case.
In the wake of this suicide, those in entertainment took to social media to express their thoughts and their condolences.
You can read those tributes HERE.
We continue to send our own best wishes and to send our own prayers to everyone who knew Avicii best.
We simply loved his music. We can't imagine what this must be like for those close to the musician.
May he rest in peace.