Swedish DJ Avicii Dead At 28
Avicii, the Swedish DJ behind 2013’s “Wake Me Up” and last year’s Rita Ora-assisted “Without You,” was found dead today (April 20). The artist, real name Tim Bergling, was 28. His publicist Diana Baron confirmed the news and released a statement requesting privacy for his family at this time. “It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii,” she said. “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 cause of death is currently unknown. In 2016, Bergling announced plans to stop touring, citing health problems and the exhausting schedule. “Two weeks ago, I took a drive across the U.S. with my friends and team, just to look and see and think about things in a new way,” he said in a statement. “It really helped me realize that I needed to make the change that I’d been struggling with for a while.” Since then he has shifted his focus toward releasing music including his 2017 EP, AVĨCI (01). The music world is reeling as fans and collaborators take to social media to express their sorrow about the loss.
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
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
Wow, I would like to take a moment to pay tribute to the man who really opened my eyes as to what my productions could one day sound like. @Avicii was a genius and a music innovator, and I can not believe he is no longer with us. RIP to the very best.
— Charlie Puth (@charlieputh) April 20, 2018
Avicii contributed incredible art to this world. devastated to hear about this. Rest In Peace. X
— Sabrina Carpenter (@SabrinaAnnLynn) April 20, 2018
RIP Avicii. I have so many great memories to his music.
— Caspar Lee (@Caspar_Lee) April 20, 2018
Just landed in the US and got the news that Avicii died. I hope this is’nt real. RIP 😢 #nowords
— Dannic (@dannic) April 20, 2018
My heartfelt condolences to Tim's family and close friends. I can't express how deeply sad I am. Meeting him changed my life. He was an amazingly talented person and it hurts so bad that he's gone.
— Aloe Blacc (@aloeblacc) April 20, 2018