Swedish artist, DJ, dance-music producer, and superstar Tim Bergling, a.k.a. Avicii, behind such hits as "Wake Me Up" and "Fade Into Darkness" died this afternoon in Muscat, Oman, according to a statement from his rep. He was 28, Variety reports.
"It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii," the statement reads. "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."
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Avicii notably announced his retirement from live performance in 2016 for various health reasons. Over the years, he suffered from acute pancreatitis, in part due to excessive drinking. In 2014, he had his gallbladder and appendix removed.
He posted the following statement on his website last year:
Devastating news about Avicii, a beautiful soul, passionate and extremely talented with so much more to do. My hear… https://t.co/v4kho3FXmq— Calvin Harris (@Calvin Harris) 1524245987.0
Such sad news to hear about Avicii passing. Too young and way too soon. My condolences go out to his family, friends and fans x— DUA LIPA (@DUA LIPA) 1524246177.0
Oh my god truly devastated for Avicii very very sad news way to young ... what a talent he was. rest in peace x— Liam (@Liam) 1524246569.0
No @Avicii ... I can’t even begin to comprehend this. I adore you and I loved traveling and touring Europe with you… https://t.co/bwyZxLavRb— Ruby Rose (@Ruby Rose) 1524248218.0
Devastated hearing the sad news of @Avicii passing. 😭 Such a sweet soul with a big heart & incredible talent. So ma… https://t.co/rvi7NyOkKl— Paris Hilton (@Paris Hilton) 1524253604.0
Wow, I would like to take a moment to pay tribute to the man who really opened my eyes as to what my productions co… https://t.co/FI6xkj6lqL— Charlie Puth (@Charlie Puth) 1524246541.0
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) 1524247851.0
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