EDM Star Avicii Dead at 28
Though no cause of death has been revealed, Avicii's publicist shared the following statement:
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 family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this difficult time. No further statements will be given.
Though Bergling said he was retiring from touring in 2016, Avicii had a busy 2017, releasing the Avīci (01) EP and the documentary Avicii: True Stories.
A number of stars have shared tributes to Avicii. Read them below.
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
Such sad news to hear about Avicii passing. Too young and way too soon. My condolences go out to his family, friends and fans x— DUA LIPA (@DUALIPA) 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
Ugh devastating news about Avicii, hard to even believe.. 😢 sending all my love to his family, friends and community of fans.. electronic music is a community. We lost one of it's brightest stars. He made music that was universally loved. Always seemed so kind. Gone way too soon— Ayahuasca Flocka Flame (@atrak) 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