Avicii, Famed Swedish DJ & EDM Star, Dies At 28
The Swedish-born DJ and producer Tim Bergling, better known by his stage name Avicii, has been found dead in Muscat, Oman. His cause of death is still unknown.
Avici’s publicist has released a statement following his death. “It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii. He was found dead in Muscat, Oman this Friday afternoon local time, April 20th,” the statement reads, “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.”
The DJ had retired from live performances back in 2016 due to health concerns. He had suffered from different health problems for the past few years, including acute pancreatitis, caused by excessive drinking. He also had his gallbladder and appendix removed in 2014.
Just last year he announced that he would be returning to making music. On his website he wrote, “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.”
Avicii released an EP in 2017 titled Avicii (01) and which was recently nominated for Best Dance/Electronic Album at the Billboard Music Awards.
Fellow DJs have been sharing their condolences and celebrating the impact that Aviici has had on the EDM world, inluding Calvin Harris, Marshmello and Louis The Child.
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
At a loss for words…Rest easy brother 😪 @Avicii
— marshmello (@marshmellomusic) April 20, 2018
So many of us wouldn’t be where we are without @Avicii . Thank you for what you did in your time here. RIP
— louis (@LouisTheChild) April 20, 2018