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Saturday 21 April 2018

Avicii dead at age 28

In very sad news, Artist, DJ, and producer Tim Bergling, a.k.a. Avicii ed Friday afternoon in Oman, according to a statement from his rep. He was 28.

“It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii,” the statement reads. “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 was one of the most popular and successful electronic dance-music artists of all time.

He achieved a No. 4 hit on the Billboard 200 in 2013 with “Wake Me Up” and he regularly appeared in the Top 5 of Forbes’ “Highest-Paid DJs” lists.

Avicii retired from live performing in 2016 at the peak of his success, citing health reasons. He had suffered from health problems for several years, including acute pancreatitis, in part due to excessive drinking. He had his gallbladder and appendix removed in 2014.

He posted the following statement on his website last year:


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.”

Avicii was born in Stockholm on September 8, 1989. He began DJing as a teenager and released his first single in 2007. He released a large number of singles and remixes in the following years and quickly built a reputation as a live act.

His 2010 hit “Seek Bromance” charted in several European countries and he signed a publishing deal with EMI the same year.

His name? He explained his chosen DJ name as “the lowest level of Buddhist hell,” chosen because his real name was already being used by another Tim Bergling on MySpace.

Here is the news wrap on his death:

And here is his most famous hit song 'Wake Me Up' which at the time of publishing this post, had had 1.4 billion view on YouTube:

And 'Hey Brother':

And 'Levels':

And 'You Make Me':

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