According to initial reports, wedish DJ Avicii has died in Muscat, Oman, at the age of 28.
His publicist,Diana Baron said in a 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, 20 April. 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.”
Calvin Harris also offered his condolences on twitter: “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.”
Avicii,in 2016, retired from live performing due to health issues. Due to excessive of drinking, Avicii suffered from acute pancreatitis. Last fall, a documentary about the DJ’s career, Avicii: True Stories,was released, chronicling his health struggles & his final world tour.
“Everybody knows Avicii but very few people know Tim,” said director Levan Tsikurishvili. “I think this documentary really shows Tim’s struggle and strength of character.”
Avicii was best known for songs like Wake Me Up and Levels, both of which peaked at number one on the Billboard list of top dance club songs.He was also twice nominated for a Grammy Award. His debut album,True, released in 2013, topped the charts in 10 different countries.