Avicii, a Swedish DJ and producer, has died. Avicii, his given name is Tim Bergling, was only 28 years old when he passed.
His publicist, Diana Baron confirmed his death. “It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii,” Baron said in a statement according to Billboard. “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 news of his death came out of nowhere and seems that his death was not expected.
Celebrities and fans of the DJ took to Twitter to express their condolences.
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
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
I cannot believe this. Grew up on his music & legitimately heart broken. Rest In Peace angel @Avicii 😩
— Nicole Polizzi (@snooki) April 20, 2018
— Nicholas Pineda (@nicpineda12) April 20, 2018
Whoa #Avicii dead at 28 years old. Heartbreaking. Wow.
— Pauley Perrette (@PauleyP) April 20, 2018
Avicii was nominated twice for a Grammy for his song “Sunshine” with David Guetta and his song “Levels.” “Levels” was Avicii’s first smash hit that brought him into mainstream music.
He released his last EP ever Avīci (01) on August 10, 2017. The EP only has six tracks.
No other information has been released about his death or the cause of death.