Avicii

Swedish DJ Avicii Found Dead in Muscat, Oman at the age of 28.


It is with a heavy heart to report that Swedish DJ Tim Bergling, better known as Avicii, has been found dead in Muscat, Oman at the age of 28. First reported by Billboard, below is the official statement from his Publicist:

“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.”

Known for his tunes “Bromance”, “Wake Me Up”, and the massive hit “Levels”, Avicii’s music dominated the music scene for many years and continues to receive play in sets around the world. After battling with his health for many years, Avicii retired from playing shows and festivals to focus solely on his productions in the studio.

Last August he released a new EP dubbed AVĪCI, which also came with a statement that was released alongside the EP that spoke about the place that he was in his life. Avicii stated that his true passion was producing music and that just because he wasn’t playing shows anymore did not mean that his heart wasn’t still in the electronic music scene. The EP was marked as the beginning of something new for Tim as he dove deeper into the studio, and the news today has been devastating for many in the scene.

Our thoughts are with Tim’s family and friends as the entire electronic music community is mourning the loss of a beloved member.

h/t: Billboard.com



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