They said he "could not go on any longer."
Released less than a week after the Swedish artist was found dead in Oman, the message implies that his death was a suicide. "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," says the statement, reported by AP and translated from Swedish. "He really struggled with thoughts about meaning, life, happiness. He could not go on any longer. He wanted to find peace."
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