Superstar DJ Avicii Is Dead at 28
BREAKING: Check out all the celebrity reactions to the EDM legend’s sudden death.
Swedish DJ Avicii has passed away at just 28-years-old, his publicist announced Friday.
“It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii,” read the official statement.
“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.”
He had been nominated for two Grammy Awards for “Best Dance Recording”: “Sunshine” in 2012 and “Levels” in 2013.
He had collaborated with all manner of A-listers, from Madonna to David Guetta.
The prolific DJ has suffered from health problems before, including acute pancreatitis brought on by excessive drinking and even underwent a gallbladder and appendix removal in 2014.
DJ Avicii retired from live performances in 2016, citing health concerns, but remained active in the studio. He released his final EP in 2017.
Here is a statement he released on his website last year:
“WE ALL REACH A POINT IN OUR LIVES AND CAREERS WHERE WE UNDERSTAND WHAT MATTERS THE MOST TO US.
For me it’s creating music. That is what I live for, what I feel I was born to do.
Last year I quit performing live, and many of you thought that was it. But the end of live never meant the end of Avicii or my music. Instead, I went back to the place where it all made sense – the studio.
The next stage will be all about my love of making music to you guys. It is the beginning of something new.
Hope you´ll enjoy it as much as I do.”
Reactions from the EDM community and beyond are pouring in.
At a loss for words…Rest easy brother 😪 @Avicii
— marshmello (@marshmellomusic) April 20, 2018
Damn Dude RIP #Avicii 🙏🏽
— DJ Pauly D (@DJPaulyD) April 20, 2018
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
my sincerest and most heartfelt condolences to the friends, fans and families of @Avicii 🙁 Banter aside, nobody can deny what he has accomplished and done for modern dance music and im very proud of him.
— Goat lord (@deadmau5) April 20, 2018
Awful news. RIP @Avicii ❤️
— Oli White (@OliWhiteTV) April 20, 2018
Rest in peace @Avicii My heart goes out to your family at this difficult time. x
— Craig David (@CraigDavid) April 20, 2018