EDM Pioneer And DJ Avicii Found Dead

By Shawn Tron via Wikimedia Commons

Avicii, the producer and DJ that was born in Sweden, has been found dead in Oman. In a statement, publicist Diana Baron said that Avicii who was born as Tim Bergling, the 28-year-old DJ, was in Muscat, Oman.

The statement disclosed, “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.”

The DJ was a pioneer of the contemporary Electronic Dance Movement and a unique DJ that was capable of a worldwide arena tour. He was able to win one Billboard Music Award, two MTV Music Awards, and earned two nominations in the Grammy. “Le7els” was considered as his biggest hit.

The DJ declared that he was retiring from performing live in 2016. He said: “I know I am blessed to be able to travel all around the world and perform, but I have too little left for the life of a real person behind the artist.”

He added: “I will however never let go of music.

“But I’ve decided this 2016 run will be my last tour and last shows. Let’s make them go out with a bang!”

He also opened up about his health issues in 2014. He told Billboard that he needed to take some time off in order to recover after undergoing an operation when he had his gallbladder and appendix removed.

At the time, he said: “Since my operation, I’d just been going and going.

“I was dropping weight. I needed to take a break.”

After learning about the news, David Guetta posted on Twitter: “Something really horrible happened. We lost a friend with such a beautiful heart, and the world lost an incredibly talented musician.”

The death of Avicii comes days after his nomination for a Billboard Music Award for the top dance/electronic album for his EP “Avicii (01).” Last Tuesday, he thanked Billboard for the nomination.

Recently, the artist was very active. He was creating new music, recording episodes for his podcast, relaunching his mobile game, “Gravity HD,” and investing in startups.

The hits of Avicii include ”The Days,” “You Make Me,” and “Wake Me Up!”