The popular Swedish DJ Avicii, real name Tim Bergling has today died at the age of just 28 his publicist has confirmed. He was well known and loved for tracks such as Wake Me Up, Hey Brother and Levels.
In a statement Diana Baron said: “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.”
I’m crying on the airplane. I hope I don’t make the passengers nervous. #RIPAVICII
— Nile Rodgers (@nilerodgers) April 20, 2018
Avicii had suffered from health problems for several years, including acute pancreatitis.
He had his gallbladder and appendix removed in 2014. His health problems had forced him to retire from live performing in 2016.
He posted the following statement on his website last year:
“WE ALL REACH A POINT IN OUR LIVES AND CAREERS WHERE WE UNDERSTAND WHAT MATTERS THE MOST TO US.For me it’s creating music. That is what I live for, what I feel I was born to do.
Last year I quit performing live, and many of you thought that was it. But the end of live never meant the end of Avicii or my music.
Instead, I went back to the place where it all made sense – the studio.
The next stage will be all about my love of making music to you guys. It is the beginning of something new. Hope you´ll enjoy it as much as I do.”