Swedish DJ Avicii, real name Tim Bergling, died at age 28 on Friday, April 20. His representative, 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, April 20th. The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this difficult time.”
The DJ’s several health issues were made public when he had to cancel a number of shows in order to recover; before eventually deciding to retire from touring entirely.
Fellow artists have taken social media to write tributes after the news of his death.
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) 20 de abril de 2018
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