Avicii, real name Tim Bergling, died in Muscat, Oman, though details surrounding his sudden death are unclear and unconfirmed.
A statement released by his reps reads
“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.”
According to Variety, Avicii retired from live performing back in 2016 citing health reasons. Although no course of death has been announced as of yet, it is known that Avicii had suffered from health problems for years.
Avicii also suffered from acute pancreatitis, reported by Variety, to have been brought on by heavy drinking. He had his gallbladder and appendix removed in 2016.
Avicii had fans from all over the world and was one of the most popular DJs of all time. His massive hit Wake Me Up with Aloe Blacc is one of his most played songs.
Avicii was also celebrated in the industry, being nominated twice for a Grammy Award. He was also one of the highest paid DJs of all time – earning $28 million in 2014 alone.
His final Instagram post, posted just two weeks ago, was of his home in California.
Our thoughts go out to the family and friends of Avicii at this hard time.
Rest in peace.