Swedish DJ Avicii, AKA Tim Bergling, has died at age 28 on Friday, April 20. Below is an official statement released by his publicist confirmed.
“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.”
Sadly, Avicii had a history with addiction, and was even hospitalized twice for alcohol related issues.
When it came to his contributions in the music world, Avicii made his name as a leader in the genre of EDM with hits like, “Levels,” “Hey Brother” and his massive hit “Wake Me Up” with Aloe Blacc.
He was nominated for 2 Grammys for Best Dance Recording in 2011 and 2012, “Levels” and “Sunshine”, and he was just recently nominated for a Billboard Music Award.