EDM superstar DJ and producer, Tim Bergling a.ka. Avicii died this afternoon in Oman according to a statement from his management.
The artist was 28 years old when he tragically passed away.
“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.”
Avicii who had retired from touring in 2016 due to health reasons, had been suffering from acute pancreatitis and had his gallbladder and appendix removed in 2014.
The star, who gained fame at the young age of 22 when he released hit record "Levels", had been troubled with excessive drinking and decided to stop touring to switch to a healthier lifestyle.
Writing on social media in 2016, Tim said:
“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.”
Details have yet to be released about the cause of death at this moment.
Dance music has lost a creative prodigy. Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.