The Swedish DJ Avicii, whose real name is Tim Bergling, died on Friday, April 20, at the age of 28, confirmed his journalist.
"It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii," his journalist Diana Baron said in a statement. "He was found dead in Muscat, Oman, on this Friday afternoon, April 20. The family is devastated and we ask everyone to respect their privacy during this difficult time, and no further explanation is given."
Bergling began releasing music on the Laidback Luke Forum in the late '00s, where DJs and producers would post music and seek feedback from prospective colleagues. In 2011, he succeeded with the progressive house track "Levels", which took first place in his native Sweden and in the US Billboard Dance Club songs hit list, an international audience. His 201
In 2013, Avicii released its debut studio album True in which the groundbreaking, massive international hit "Wake Me Up!" ft. aloe blacc. The song, which combined EDM, folk and country music, became # 1 hit in many countries and reached # 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. His second album, Stories fell in 2015 and featured vocals by Chris Martin, Wyclef Jean, Robbie Williams, Matisyahu, Brandon Flowers, Gavin DeGraw and more. The EP Avīci (01) was released in August 2017 and introduced his Rita Ora collaboration "Lonely Together".
Aviciis health issues were known to the public several years before his death. He suffered from acute pancreatitis, partly from excessive alcohol consumption. In 2014, he canceled numerous shows to recover from the removal of gallbladder and appendix.
Finally, he decided to retire from the tour.
"For me, it was something I had to do for my health," Bergling said in 2016 The Hollywood Reporter . "The scene was not for me, it was not the shows and not the music, it was always the other things that surrounded it that never got on my nerves, all the other parts of being an artist, I'm more of an introvert Person, it has always been very hard for me, I have taken too much negative energy, I think. "