Swedish DJ, artist and producer Tim Bergling, known as Avicii, died at the age of 28.
“It is with deep sadness that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii,” his deputies say.
He was found dead in Muscat in Oman on Friday afternoon in local time.
#RIPAVICII Dear Tim your family have my most heartfelt condolences. You were my little bro. Love always.
— Nile Rodgers (@nilerodgers) April 20, 2018
“The family is devastated and we ask everyone to respect their need for privacy in this demanding time. No other statements will be made available.” This statement did not make the cause of death.
Wake Me Up
Avicii was known for hits such as “Wake Me Up”, “Hey Brother” and “Levels”. In 2011 and 2012 he was nominated for Grammy for Best Dance Record for “Levels” and “Sunshine”.
Electronic shocking dance music announces hir retirement from music in 2016 by sending a letter to his website, saying he needs to “make the change I’ve been fighting for a while.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Avicii has been dealing with health problems, “including acute pancreatitis, partly due to excessive drinking.” In 2014 his gallbladder and attachment were removed.
Avicii told the publication that he felt “happy” and “free” after his retirement announcement.
“I have my private life back and focus on myself for the first time for a long time,” he said.
“It was probably the heaviest decision of my life, but I’m really worth it for now, I’m happier than I’ve been in a very, very long time, without stress more than I’ve been a long time to do, I can not say I never have a show again”
Avicii has been completely charitable since the young age and has worked with her manager and executive producer Ash Pournourim in 2011 to create a hungry house, a charity dedicated to mitigating global hunger. House for Hunger provided $ 1 million to Feeding America and helped fund Lauren Bush Laurena’s The Feed Foundation, which has facilitated the distribution of over 2 million school meals across Africa.