BREAKING: Avicii dead at 28
Tim Bergling, known globally as Avicii, has passed away on Friday, April 20, his publicist confirmed in a statement. He was 28 years old.
“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 superstar producer returned in 2017 with a new EP, Avīci (01), after announcing his retirement from touring in 2016. His step back from the road came after he experienced a number of health issues — some even led to cancelled performances, most notably at Ultra in 2014 — as he reached the pinnacle of the music scene.
Rest in peace, Avicii. He will undoubtedly go down in history as one of dance music’s greatest.
This post will be updated as more information becomes available.