It’s a sad time within the world EDM and international music, as it was announced earlier today that DJ and record producer Tim Bergling, known better under his stage name Avicii, passed away at the young age of 28.
Unexpected news broke earlier this afternoon throughout international media, as it was confirmed by the DJ’s representative that Avicii has passed away during a trip to Muscat, Oman. There is currently no confirmation of his cause of death.
In a statement, Avicii’s representative – Ebba Lindqvist – 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.
Back in 2016, Avicii announced his retirement from touring due to ongoing health problems, including acute pancreatitis. Two years previous, the world renowned DJ had a procedure to remove both his appendix and gall bladder, of which he recovered well.
Stars react to Avicii’s passing
Since the news broke out, fans from across the world have expressed their shock and sadness at the passing of the talented DJ, with artists such as Calvin Harris, Dua Lipa, Rita Ora and Liam Payne posting their sympathies via their social media.
Artists from within the Eurovision community, of which Avicii became a part of in 2013 when he co-wrote the official anthem for the Malmö-hosted event alongside ABBA’s Björn and Benny, has also shared their thoughts regarding the producer’s passing.
My heart is breaking after hearing the news about @Avicii 😭💔 RIP Legend!
— Mikolas Josef (@MikolasJosef) April 20, 2018
Shit. Avicii 💔 🇸🇪
— JOWST (@JOWSTMUSIC) April 20, 2018
Here’s a throwback to Avicii’s appearance at the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest, where he co-wrote the official anthem for the competition, We write the story. With this, we at ESCToday offer the family and friends of Tim our deepest thoughts and sympathies during this sad time.