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Swedish DJ Avicii, one of the world’s biggest dance music stars, has died in Oman at the age of 28. Avicii’s club anthems include Wake Me Up, Levels, and recently, Lonely Together with Rita Ora.
His representative in a statement said it is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii. No cause of death was announced, and Avicii’s representative said no further statements would be issued.
The Swedish-born DJ had been visiting Oman at the time of his death. His publicist confirmed the news, but did not mention what had caused his death..
“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,” publicist Diana Baron said.
“The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this difficult time,” she added, without saying what had caused his death.
Avicii was among the most successful DJs of Electronic Dance Music (EDM). His hits include “Wake Me Up,” “Hey Brother” and “Le7els.”
Musicians quickly took to social media to express their grief and condolences.
Fellow DJ Calvin Harris wrote on Twitter: “Devastating news about Avicii, a beautiful soul, passionate and extremely talented with so much more to do.”
DJ David Guetta, who collaborated with Avicii on the 2011 song “Sunshine,” wrote on Instagram: “Something really horrible happened. We lost a friend with such a beautiful heart and the world lost an incredibly talented musician.”
“Can’t really describe in words how sad I feel right now.. thank you for inspiring me and millions others. RIP @Avicii,” Dutch DJ Martin Garrix wrote on Twitter.
PHOTO Courtesy twitter.. Tim Bergling @Avicii