Popular Swedish DJ Avicii Dies at 28

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Famous Swedish born producer and DJ Tim Bergling popular as ‘Avicii’ was found dead at Muscat, Oman on Friday, his publicist Diana Baron confirmed.

The death comes just days after his 2017 Ep, Avicii was nominated for a Billboard Music Award for top dance/electronic album.

“It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling,” Baron said in an issued statement.

“He was found dead in Muscat, Oman this Friday afternoon local time. 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 started releasing music later in the last decade.

In 2011, he broke through to an international audience with the progressive house track “Levels.” It hit No. 1 in his native Sweden and on the U.S. Billboard Dance Club Songs chart and earned him a Grammy nod.

His 2012 “Sunshine” earned him a Grammy nomination. The same year, he became the first electronic DJ/ producer to headline New York City’s storied Radio City Music Hall.

In 2013, Avicii released his début studio album, True, featured the game-changing, massive international hit “Wake Me Up!” the song became a hit.

His second album’ Stories’ dropped in 2015 which featured popular vocalists Chris Martin, Wyclef Jean, Robbie Williams, and more.

The EP Avīci (01) came out in Aug. 2017 and featured his Rita Ora collaboration “Lonely Together”.

Bergling’s health issues were known to the fans for several years before his death. He suffered from acute pancreatitis, due to excessive drinking.

In 2014, Bergling canceled many shows to recover after having his appendix and gallbladder removed. As a result, he decided to retire from touring entirely.

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