Avicii, one of Sweden’s biggest DJs have been found dead at only 28 years.
Tim Bergling, most famous for his artist name Avicii, was found dead in Muscat, Oman on Friday afternoon, April 20, local time. “It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii,” said his publicist Diana Baron.
Avicii was a pioneer of the contemporary Electronic Dance Movement (EDM) and has been a true success story since his first hit “Levels” in 2011. Some of his other hits include “Wake Me Up”, “Waiting For Love” and “Lonely Together”. He won two MTV Music Awards, one Billboard Music Award and earned two Grammy nominations.
‘‘When I look back on my life, I think: whoa, did I do that? It was the best time of my life in a sense. It came with a price – a lot of stress a lot of anxiety for me – but it was the best journey of my life,” Avicci told Billboard magazine in 2016.
Bergling stopped touring that same year after cancelling some concerts due to health problems but kept on making music. “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,” said Baron.
So sad to hear about Avicii. Way too young. So talented, and so influential in helping to bring EDM to the mainstream scene. Thinking of his loved ones. 💔
— Bradley Stern (@MuuMuse) April 20, 2018
Avicii was one of my first triple j interviews. I gave him the Gotye mashup of Levels that @annalunoe & @bag_raiders made and he played it that day at @stereosonic, and every set that tour. His music was so good. pic.twitter.com/V0Sp4kchqK
— Nina Las Vegas (@ninalasvegas) April 20, 2018
— LOS40 (@Los40) April 20, 2018
Wow @Avicii gone at 28. Just awful news.
— Boy George (@BoyGeorge) April 20, 2018
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