In a piece of incredibly sad news, it has been reported that Swedish DJ Avicii has passed away today at the young age of 28. Avicii’s publicist issued a statement on the passing of the star, stating, “It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii.” Publicist Diana Baron continued, “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.”
Billboard initially reported the “Wake Me Up” DJ’s death to the surprise of everybody, given his extremely young age. The causes of Avicii’s death have not been reported as of yet and we will continue to keep you updated as information becomes more clear. Avicii’s memory will live on through his countless records, including two studio albums in True and Stories. One of Sweden’s most popular musical personalities, his loss will be felt worldwide as the music community extends their condolences to the DJ’s family and friends during this extraordinarily difficult time.
At the age of 28, Avicii had many more years ahead of him and the news of his tragic death will resonate for years to come. RIP Avicii.