- Facebook, Avicii
At the young age of 28, Swedish EDM DJ Avicii died on Friday, according to Rolling Stone.
"It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii," wrote the musician’s representation in a 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."
The DJ and producer was launched to international stardom with his hit "Levels," which came out in 2011 and peaked at number one in Sweden and on the dance music charts in the United States and became a top ten hit in several European countries.
Since "Levels," Bergling’s career took off, releasing successful albums 2013's True and 2015's Stories, before revealing in 2016 that he would be retiring from touring at only 26.
News of the DJ’s death has spread quickly through social media with fans and acquaintances sharing their condolences.
Fellow EDM DJ Calvin Harris was one of the first to express his sympathies to Avicci's family:
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
Electronic producer and DJ Deadmau5 also reached out:
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
EDM DJ's Marshmello and Dillon Francis – who we both watched at last year's Lights All Night Fest in Dallas – expressed their sorrows over the loss of their fellow DJ:
RIP @Avicii you will be insanely missed...my deepest condolences to his family.— Dillon Francis (@DILLONFRANCIS) April 20, 2018
Imagine Dragons, who were just here for the March Madness Music Festival, reached out as well:
devastated at the news of @Avicii passing. working with him was one of my favorite collaborative moments. far too young. the world was a happier and fuller place with his presence and art. sending all my love to his friends and family. Xxdr— Imagine Dragons (@Imaginedragons) April 20, 2018
A cause of death has not been revealed at the time of publication.
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