Devastating news concerning the Swedish DJ.
According to several sources including The Hollywood Reporter was found dead in Muscat, Oman. The musician was 28 at that time.
This is the only information given by his publicist:
“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.”
I have to say I’m truly shocked. Avicii has been – notwithstanding whether you like it or not – a symbol of the modern EDM. He announced earlier his withdrawal from the industry, which could point to a serious illness of some sort. We will have to wait to learn more about what caused this sudden death.