Tributes Pour In For Swedish DJ and Producer Avicii, Reported Dead at 28
The artist behind 'Levels' and 'Wake Me Up' has been reported dead.
Tim Bergling, the Swedish-born producer and DJ best known as Avicii has been found dead in Muscat, Oman. He was only 28 years old.
He released two albums, 2013’s True and 2015’s Stories, before announcing in 2016 that he would retire from touring.
“It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii,” said his publicist in a statement today.
“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.”
No more details about the cause of death were provided.
Since the announcement of his death, tributes have poured in from celebrities, musicians and the people who have worked with him, including Madonna, Calvin Harris, Craig David and more.
So Sad……. So Tragic. Good Bye Dear Sweet Tim. ? Gone too Soon. pic.twitter.com/l7FDKCu6K4
— Madonna (@Madonna) April 20, 2018
Devastating news about Avicii, a beautiful soul, passionate and extremely talented with so much more to do. My heart goes out to his family. God bless you Tim x
— Calvin Harris (@CalvinHarris) April 20, 2018
— MARTIN GARRIX (@MartinGarrix) April 20, 2018
No words can describe the sadness I’m feeling right now, hearing about Avicii passing away….?
Thoughts go out to his family and friends…
— Zedd (@Zedd) April 20, 2018
Something really horrible happened. We lost a friend with such a beautiful heart and the world lost an incredibly talented musician. Thank you for your beautiful melodies, the time we shared in the studio, playing together as djs or just enjoying life as friends.
RIP @Avicii pic.twitter.com/IGiTYetJcq
— David Guetta (@davidguetta) April 20, 2018