Swedish musician, DJ, remixer and record producer, Tim Bergling better known by his stage name Avicii is dead.
The 28-year-old award winning young man was declared dead on Friday, April 20, days after he was nominated for a Billboard Music Award for top dance/electronic album. His rep confirmed his death, saying:
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.
Though the cause of the entertainer’s death is still not known, however, according to multiple reports, it was gathered that DJ Avicii had suffered acute pancreatitis, which was partly blamed on excessive drinking.
Avicii was an international pop star, well-known for his electronic dance songs. His 2015 debut studio album, “True,” featured the massive international hit “Wake Me Up!” featuring Aloe Blacc. Combining EDM, folk and country music, the song became a No. 1 hit in many countries and peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100.
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His second album, “Stories,” dropped in 2015 and featured vocals from Chris Martin, Wyclef Jean, Robbie Williams and more.
The EP “Avīci (01)” was released in August 2017 and featured his Rita Ora collaboration “Lonely Together.”
May his soul rest in peace.
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