Tim Bergling, better known as Avicii – world-famous Swedish EDM producer and DJ was found dead at the age of just 28 on Friday in Muscat, Oman, as confirmed by a representative.
Although no cause of death has been confirmed or commented on- friends, family, fellow producers and fans alike have already overwhelmingly expressed their loss:
“It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii,” the artist’s rep stated, “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.”
Prolific artists and friends like DJ-extraordinaire David Guetta even expressed his mourning, commenting, “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.”
Not even long ago, Avicii commented, “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.”
Commemorate this saddening loss by streaming an all-time favourite, ‘Wake Me Up’ by Avicii below –
We have lost a truly passionate, hardworking legend – Rest In Peace Tim!
Our condolences go out to Tim’s family and friends!