SAD NEWS: Swedish Producer Avicii Dies at age of 28
DJ and Producer Avicii, world famous for his hit Song "Wake Me Up", was found dead in Oman.
Swedish Talented Producer Avicii, one of the most famous DJs in the electro scene, died Friday at the age of 28 in Oman. Tim Bergling, his real name, was found dead in Muscat, the capital of the sultanate, according to a statement from his agent.
"It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii," his publicist Diana Baron said in a statement. "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."
The DJ reached a worldwide celebrity with a bank of Hit songs but one of them entitled "Wake me Up" stands out as his opus. Indeed, In 2011, he first broke through to an international spotlight with the progressive house track "Levels," which hit No. 1 in Sweden and on the U.S. Billboard Dance Club Songs chart.
Then, In 2013, Avicii unleashed a debut studio album "True", which included the game-changing, massive international hit "Wake Me Up!" ft. Aloe Blacc. Combining EDM, folk and country music, the song became a No. 1 hit in many countries and peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. His second album, Stories, dropped in 2015 and featured vocals from many major artists like 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."
Avicii's health issues were no secret to the public for several years prior to his death. He suffered from acute pancreatitis, in part due to excessive drinking. In 2014, he canceled numerous shows in order to recover after having his gallbladder and appendix removed.
In 2016, he surprised his fans by announcing his retirement. "I decided that this 2016 tour would be the last and that it would be my last shows. The scene was not for me. It was not the shows and not the music. It was always the other stuff surrounding it that never came naturally to me. All the other parts of being an artist. I'm more of an introverted person in general. It was always very hard for me. I took on board too much negative energy, I think." he wrote justifying this decision with the desire to do "more of his life." He collaborated with artists from different backgrounds like Madonna, Coldplay or David Guetta and has risen twice in the third place of the ranking of the best DJs in the world, in 2012 and 2013, according to DJ Magazine, the reference in the field.
The announcement of his sudden death has generated a Huge Shock among many fans and artists on Twitter.