BREAKING: Swedish DJ Avicii Found Dead at Just 28 Years Old
“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.
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.
Oh my god truly devastated for Avicii very very sad news way to young … what a talent he was. rest in peace x
— Liam (@LiamPayne) April 20, 2018
Avicii contributed incredible art to this world. devastated to hear about this. Rest In Peace. X
— Sabrina Carpenter (@SabrinaAnnLynn) April 20, 2018
Wow, I would like to take a moment to pay tribute to the man who really opened my eyes as to what my productions could one day sound like. @Avicii was a genius and a music innovator, and I can not believe he is no longer with us. RIP to the very best.
— Charlie Puth (@charlieputh) April 20, 2018
Fly with the Angels, @Avicii .. Rest in Paradise??
— Cassandra Scerbo (@CassieScerbo) April 20, 2018
RIP Avicii. I have so many great memories to his music.
— Caspar Lee (@Caspar_Lee) April 20, 2018
Such sad news to hear about Avicii passing. Too young and way too soon. My condolences go out to his family, friends and fans x
— DUA LIPA (@DUALIPA) April 20, 2018
Devastating news about Avicii, a beautiful soul, passionate and extremely talented with so much more to do. My heart goes out to his family. God bless you Tim x
— Calvin Harris (@CalvinHarris) April 20, 2018
The Swede recently received a Billboard Music Awards nomination for Top Dance/Electronic album and expressed his gratitude on social media.
— Tim Bergling (@Avicii) April 17, 2018
May he rest in peace.