Swedish EDM DJ, Avicii, Dies At 28
Swedish Grammy-nominated EDM DJ, Avicii (28) was found dead in Muscat, Oman today (Friday, April 20), according to his publicist Diana Baron. No details about his death have been revealed as of yet.
"It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii," the statement read. "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."
Born Tim Bergling, Avicii DJ'd to large, sold-out crowds around the world and became a star in his own right with other notable DJs including Calvin Harris and David Guetta.
Avicii's biggest U.S. hit "Wake Me Up" was a multi-platinum success and peaked at No. 4 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart. Avicii produced Madonna's "Devil Pray" and Coldplay hits "A Sky Full of Stars" and "Hymn for the Weekend."
In 2014, Avicii suffered acute pancreatitis due to excessive drinking and had his gallbladder and appendix removed, but it's still unclear what caused his death, which comes just days after he was nominated for a 2018 Billboard Music Award for top dance/electronic album for his EP Avicii (01).