This came at an absolute surprise today. A representative for producer and DJ Avicii says the artist has died at the age of 28. His rep says Avicii died in the Middle Eastern country of Oman. The details surrounding his death remain murky. Avicii's real name is Tim Bergling.
He was born in Sweden. Here is the full statement from Avicii's rep: "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." Avicii had some of the biggest EDM songs in the world including, "Levels," "Hey Brother" and his massive hit "Wake Me Up" with aloe Blacc.
The EDM community has spoken peep the details here. #RIP
No words can describe the sadness I’m feeling right now, hearing about Avicii passing away....💔— Zedd (@Zedd) April 20, 2018
Thoughts go out to his family and friends...
Oh my god truly devastated for Avicii very very sad news way to young ... what a talent he was. rest in peace x— Liam (@LiamPayne) April 20, 2018
Devastating news about Avicii, a beautiful soul, passionate and extremely talented with so much more to do. My heart goes out to his family. God bless you Tim x— Calvin Harris (@CalvinHarris) April 20, 2018