BREAKING: Swedish DJ Avicii Found Dead at Just 28 Years Old

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Swedish DJ Avicii was found dead earlier today at just 28 years old, his publicist confirms in a statement.

“It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii,” Diana Baron said. “He was found dead in Muscat, Oman this Friday afternoon local time, April 20th. The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this difficult time. No further statements will be given.”

It is not known how the musician passed away.


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Avicii retired from performing live in 2016, telling fans the decision was made due to health concerns.

“To me it was something I had to do for my health,” he later explained to Billboard. “The scene was not for me. It was not the shows and not the music. It was always the other stuff surrounding it that never came naturally to me. All the other parts of being an artist. I’m more of an introverted person in general. It was always very hard for me. I took on board too much negative energy, I think.”

The artist suffered from acute pancreatitis due to excessive drinking and had his gallbladder and appendix removed in 2014.

The news of Avicii’s death comes as a total shock to everyone, including celebrities such as Liam Payne and Charlie Puth.

The Swede recently received a Billboard Music Awards nomination for Top Dance/Electronic album and expressed his gratitude on social media.

May he rest in peace.